Half of the applicants who gained provisional admission in economics and English at St Stephen’s College will now have to look elsewhere.
In a major setback for 80 applicants who had made it to the provisional admission list at St Stephen’s College for admission to the two most popular courses, the college will have to refuse admission in the aftermath of the FYUP rollback.
As per the course and seat distribution in 2012, the college admitted 50 students in economics and 30 in English. Under FYUP, the number of seats was increased to 100 and 60 respectively. However, after FYUP was rolled back all colleges were asked to revert to the system in 2012.
“In strict compliance with the University guidelines, St Stephens College is now putting up a truncated list of selected candidates in accordance with the sanctioned strength in 2012. Consequently, 50 applicants who had qualified for provisional admission will now stand excluded and 30 candidates who would have been in the English Honours list will be left out,” said St Stephen’s principal Valson Thampu.
The college has an admission process separate from the rest of the university and takes into consideration class 12 marks as well as an interview.