FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question 1 – What undergraduate courses are available at St. Stephen’s College?
- BA. (Honours) in Economics, English, History, Philosophy and Sanskrit.
- BA. Programme
- B.Sc. (Honours) in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
- B.Sc. Programme in Chemistry and Computer Science.
Question 2 – Can I get admission in B, Com (H) or B. Com (P) ?
Answer – Sorry we do not offer Commerce subjects.
Question 3 – Can I get admission in B.A. (Psychology) or B.A. (Sociology) at St. Stephen’s College?
Answer – Sorry we do not offer any of the above courses nor Botany, Zoology, Anthropology, Business Studies etc. We offer only the courses listed above.
Question 4 – How can I apply for admission to your college?
Answer – Our application can be filled only online. To fill your form please go to the Apply Online Section on the Admissions page. You are advised to read the Admission section in our prospectus carefully.
There is a section on Instructions for Applying Online. Please follow those instructions.
Question 5 – I cannot open your site. What do I do?
Answer – The site is working well. There could be heavy traffic or there could be some speed or signal problem locally. Try after some time.
Question 6 – What are the essential qualifications for applying to an undergraduate course at your college?
Answer – Kindly refer to the Requirements for Admission section in our prospectus / Admission page.
Question 7 – Can I include physical education / music / in my BFS?
Answer – Subjects that may be included are given in the drop down list in the application form. For subjects to be excluded please refer to the College prospectus (page no. 33).
Question 8 – I am trying to fill the College registration form. Towards the end it is asking for a University form number. What is that?
Answer – You need to fill Delhi University’s centralized admission form. It will generate a form number. You have to fill this number in the designated slot in our form. Without this number your College form will be incomplete.
Question 9 – I have filled the Delhi university’s centralized admission form. Do I need to fill the College form as well?
Answer – YES, Every applicant to St. Stephen’s College has to fill two forms – the university form and the College form. Our form has a slot near the submission button where you have to enter the registration number generated by the University’s online application system. Without this number you will not be able to submit our form.
Question 10 – Can I submit the printed version of the admission form?
Answer – NO. College will accept only online admission forms. In case of any difficulty in accessing or submitting online admission form, you can visit the Admission Counseling Center in college between 10 AM to 1 PM on working days (Monday to Friday)..or write to us with your query at firstname.lastname@example.org
Question 11 – When can I fill my application form? What is the last date for submitting admission forms?
Answer – Admission schedule is given on the Admissions page of the college website. Some of the important dates are:
22 May : Online application facility opens.
12 June: Online application facility closes.
13 June: Declaration of cut-offs for interviews.
14 June: Publication of Interview Lists.
Question 12 – I am completely lost while filling the admission form. From where can I get some help?
Answer – Please try these in the given order:
Please read Prospectus and Instructions for Filling the Online Form on the admissions page carefully;
Leave a query at – email@example.com
Call college admissions helpline 011-65170570 – on all working days (Monday to Friday) from 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm.
Question 13 – Do you hold an entrance test to short list candidates for the interview? What is its duration and syllabus? Are candidates short listed for the interview on the basis of this test?
Answer – No. A cut off is announced to short list candidates for the aptitude test and the interview. The aptitude test in of 30 minute duration. For the content of the test in various discipline, please refer to pages 42 and 43 of the prospectus and the Admissions page.
Question 14 – How will I get to know whether or not I have been invited for the aptitude test and interview?
Answer – Lists of candidates invited for test and interview for various disciplines will be displayed on both the college notice board and college web site from 14 June on wards. Enter your college registration number in the given slot and you will get to know the date and time for your test and interview.
Question 15 – Will I be considered for provisional admission on the basis of my predicted grades?
Answer – NO. College does not give provisional admissions.
Question 16 – Can I be excused from appearing for the admission interview and (or) sports trials?
Answer – Personal appearance at the interview and sports trials is a MUST. No relaxation will be granted on this point.
Question 17 – How do I prepare for the Admission Interview?
Answer – Interview is meant to judge your academic potential and personality in an interactive one-on-one environment. There is no guarantee that a candidate appearing for the interview will get a seat in college. However, the following tips may help. Be sure of your twelfth standard subject knowledge. Brush up your general knowledge. Be honest in what you write about yourself in the admission form. If you want any of your co-curricular achievements to be noted by the interview board, then be prepared to answer questions on them too.
It is also suggested that you be appropriately dressed. Avoid informal wear like shorts, T-shirts or caps.
RESERVATIONS AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
Question 18 – I am a student from the OBC category. What reservation benefits can I avail?
Answer – There are NO reservations for OBC students in St. Stephen’s College.
Question 19 – I am a non-Christian SC/ST. Is there any reservation for students like me?
Answer – Seven and an half percent of seats in all courses are reserved for non-Christian SC/ST candidates. Up to fifteen percent relaxation in interview cutoff percentages will be given to reserved category applicants.
Question 20 – I am a physically challenged student. What reservation benefits and other benefits can I expect at St. Stephen’s College?
Answer – The College is firmly committed to providing the best possible education to students with disabilities. Any student falling under the Persons with Disability (PwD) category may apply free of charge. There is no application fee. Five percent of seats in all courses are reserved for PwD. College building infrastructure is disabled friendly. Special library facilities are available for visually challenged students. Social Service League of college runs a number of support programmes for physically challenged students. College has an Enabling Unit and Equal Opportunity Cell which look after special needs of PwDs. Following the guidelines of University of Delhi, PwDs are excused from paying tuition fee and get concession in residence fee as well.
Question 21 – My game does not appear in the list of sports for which trials will be held.
Answer – Sorry, you will ONLY be considered for the game which is listed in our prospectus.
Question 22 – Is there an ECA quota for admissions.
Answer – Sorry, there is no ECA quota at St. Stephen’s College.
FOREIGN BOARDS, FOREIGN NATIONALS
Question 23 – I’ve done my plus two from a foreign examination board, but I am an Indian national. What should I do to apply?
Answer – Please confirm if your examination appears on the list approved by the Association of Indian Universities (http://www.aiuweb.org). This list is also available at the University of Delhi website (http://www.du.ac.in). You can apply directly if your examination board appears in this list. If not, get an equivalence certificate from AIU.
Question 24 – I am a foreign national having done twelve years of schooling outside India. How do I apply for admission to St. Stephen’s College?
Answer – Please check the information for foreign students at the University of Delhi website (http://www.du.ac.in). Register and get equivalence from the office of Deputy Dean, Foreign Students’ Advisor, University of Delhi
Question 25 – My board awards only grades not marks. How do I calculate my BFS/PCM/PMC in terms of percentages?
Answer – Please click FOREIGN BOARD in the list of Boards in the online application. You will then not be asked to fill your marks. Thereafter, please upload your marksheet/ gradesheet. We will convert your grades into marks as per the formula given by Delhi University.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Question 26 – Does college offer financial assistance to needy students?
Answer – College has limited scholarships and freeships and a few, Christian bursaries. These are given on the basis of need-cum merit assessed through a separate interview held in the latter part of the academic year.
POST GRADUATE CLASSES
Question 27 – What PG courses does St. Stephen’s run?
Answer – St. Stephen’s College admits students to the following post graduate (M.A.) courses –
Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Operational Research, Philosophy and Sanskrit. All teaching work happens in the relevant Faculties of the University of Delhi.
Some departments in college offer tutorial assistance to their PG students.
Question 28 – When and how can I apply for admission to a PG course?
Answer – PG aspirants are expected to apply both at the University and at St Stephen’s College separately. The University has an entrance exam that they are expected to pass.
Post-graduate application forms shall be available ONLINE from a date to be announced later.
The cost of the post-graduate application form is Rs.100/- and has to be paid through a debit or credit card.
The college admits students for postgraduate studies only if they are cleared for admission to the University Department concerned. Therefore, besides applying to St. Stephen’s College in the prescribed form, the applicant is required also to apply to the corresponding department in the University.
Further information in this regard should be obtained from the office of the University Department concerned.
Completed forms should be submitted to the College within three days of the announcement of the admission list by the concerned department of the University of Delhi.
Question 29 – Whom should I contact in case I have some questions or doubts about your admission process ?
Answer – Please refer to the relevant section in our prospectus or the admission page on our website.
Or else send your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit the Admission Office – on all working days (Monday to Friday) from 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm.
Or call – 011-65170570 – on all working days (Monday to Friday) from 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm.