New Delhi: The prestigious St Stephen’s College under Delhi University has decided against conducting written tests for enrolment to its undergraduate courses and switch to online interviews this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the prospectus uploaded on the college’s official website on Sunday, it said, “Owing to the ongoing pandemic situation interviews will be conducted online.”
The registration process for the college will begin on Tuesday (July 7) and continue till July 18. Applicants will first have to register on the Delhi University’s official website.
St Stephen’s College, being a religious minority institute, has its own admission process and reserves 50% seats for Christian students. After releasing cut-offs for its undergraduate courses, the college conducts tests and interviews, which together have a weightage of 15 marks. The remaining 85 marks are decided on the performance of candidates in their Class XII exams.
This year, however, the entire 15 marks will be given on the basis of the interview. According to the college’s prospectus, the interview will have three components — academic, co-curricular and general awareness and sense of values, Hindustan Times reported.