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 (with a range of subject combinations).
- B.Sc. (Honours) in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
- B.Sc. Programme in Chemistry and Computer Science (with a range of subject combinations)..
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 in answer to Question 1.
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 also a section on “Instructions for Applying Online”. Please follow those instructions.
Question 5 – I cannot open your site. What do I do?
Answer – The website 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.
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 (Section on ‘Requirements for Admission).
Question 8 – 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. Every applicant who wish to apply at St. Stephen’s College first has to fill the Delhi University application form and pay their fees and obtain a 9 digits form number (18XXXXXXX). Then the applicant has to register on the College admission portal and submit an application there.
Question 9 – 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 at (https://ug.du.ac.in/app2k18/). It will generate a 9-digit form number (18XXXXXXX). After you have made the Delhi University payment, you have to fill this number in the designated slot on our signup page (http://ugadm.ststephens.edu/). Without this number and the Delhi University payment your College registration will not be proceed.
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 Admissions Office 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:
May 21: Online application facility opens
June 10: Online application facility closes
June 11: Declaration of cut-offs for interviews
June 14: Publication of Interview Lists.
June 18: Interviews begin.
For the most updated version of this schedule, please check the Admissions page of the College website.
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 the ‘Admissions’ section of the Prospectus and the Admissions page of the website carefully.
You can register your queries through the ‘Need Help’ box on the sidebar of the application form.
Submit your query in Need Help button in the side bar section of the application form.
Call College admissions helpline 011-27666204 on all working days (Monday to Friday) from 9.30 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. Cut-offs are announced only on the basis of a scrutiny of application forms received. A cut-off is announced to shortlist candidates for the Aptitude Test (for courses where applicable) and the Interview (for all courses).The aptitude test is of 30 minutes duration. For the content of the test in various disciplines, please refer to page 61 of the Prospectus.
Question 14 – Which are the courses for which the written Aptitude Test will be held during Admissions 2018?
Answer – This year the following courses’ admissions will include a written Aptitude Test:
All B.A. (Honours) courses, the B.A. Programme course, and B.Sc. (Honours) Mathematics.
Question 15 – 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 – B.Sc. (Honours) Physics, B.Sc. (Honours) Chemistry and B.Sc. Programme will NOT have a written aptitude test.
Question 16 – 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 website from 14 June onwards. 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 17 – Will I be considered for provisional admission on the basis of my predicted grades?
Answer – NO. College does not give provisional admissions.
Question 18 – Can I be excused from appearing for the admission interview and (or) sports trials?
Answer – Personal appearance of shortlisted applicants at the interview (for all candidates) and sports trials (for Sports Category candidates) is a MUST. No relaxation will be granted on this point.
Question 19 – 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 20 – 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 21 – I am a non-Christian SC/ST. Is there any reservation for students like me?
Answer – Eight and an half percent of seats in all courses are reserved for non-Christian SC/ST candidates. Up to fifteen percent relaxation in interview cut-off percentages will be given to this category of applicants.
Question 22 – 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. The 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 their special needs. Following the guidelines of University of Delhi, PwDs are excused from paying tuition fee and get concession in Residence fee as well.
Question 23 – 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 24 – Is there an ECA quota for admissions.
Answer – Sorry, there is no ECA quota at St. Stephen’s College.
FOREIGN BOARDS, FOREIGN NATIONALS
Question 25 – 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 26 – 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 27 – 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 28 – 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 29 – What postgraduate courses does St. Stephen’s run?
Answer – St. Stephen’s College admits students to the following post graduate (M.A.) courses –
Economics, English, Chemistry, History, Mathematics, Operational Research, Philosophy, Physics and Sanskrit. All teaching takes place in the relevant Faculties of the University of Delhi.
Some departments in college offer tutorial assistance to their Postgraduate students.
Question 30 – When and how can I apply for admission to a PG course?
Answer – Postgraduate aspirants are required to apply both at the University and at St Stephen’s College separately. The University has an entrance exam that they need to pass.
Postgraduate application forms shall be available ONLINE from a date to be announced later.
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 St. Stephen’s College forms should be submitted online within three days of the announcement of the admission list by the concerned department of the University of Delhi.
Question 31 – Whom should I contact in case I have some questions or doubts about your admission process ?
Answer – Please refer to the ‘Admissions’ section in our prospectus.
Or else send your queries to email@example.com
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 – 011-27666204 – on all working days (Monday to Friday) from 9:30 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm.