The race for admissions to Delhi University begins today with St Stephen's College declaring the admission process open.
The college, considered to be among the most prestigious in the country, will start selling online forms from Monday onwards. The forms will be available on the college website ststephens.edu.
In order to make the process eco-friendly, the college has decided to promote online applications though hard copy of the forms will also be made available from June 4.
"St Stephen's College wishes to encourage applicants to apply online so as to minimise the use of paper. For this reason the online application form is priced at Rs. 50 per course. Printed Forms are priced at Rs. 250," said Karen Gabriel, media coordinator, St Stephen's College.Students can make online payments using credit and debit cards. Payment can also be made in cash through State Bank of India branches across the country. The last date for application to is June 18.
Students hoping to get admission at St Stephen's will have to fill either of the two forms as the college, a minority institution, does not accept the university's centralised application form.
"The offline, physical forms will be available between 10.00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The counters will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays," Gabriel added.
In what comes as good news for physically challenged candidates, the college will offer offline application forms to them free of cost upon producing disability certificate at the time of purchase.
St Stephen's College is the only institution under the Delhi University to hold interviews as part of its selection procedure.
While a students' class 12 scores account for 85% of the marks granted for admission, rest 15 per cent depends upon the interview.