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20,000 students apply to Stephen’s, JMC in first 3 days

india Updated: Jun 07, 2012 01:39 IST
Shaswati Das

St. Stephen’s College and Jesus and Mary College (JMC) — the only colleges that do not accept the common pre-admission form — have received more than 20,000 applications forms in three days.

"We have received a total of 15,700 forms, both online and offline. The maximum number of applications has been for Economics (Hons). We have got 900 requests for economics, and got 700 and 400 for English and maths respectively," said a St. Stephen’s College official. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2012/6/07_06_12-pg-04new1.jpg

Alumni from the college said that the increased registrations could be attributed to most students’ wish to be part of the top colleges in DU.

“It is in most students’ mentality to make a transition from the best schools to the top notch colleges if they have secured marks in their 90s. Other than the fact that St. Stephen’s College is a brand, it also has a well-networked alumni group. So, despite the college’s shortcomings, it is one of the top 10 colleges in India,” said Maya John, ex-president of St. Stephen’s College.

While, St Stephen’s College received 15,695 online applications since registrations began on May 21, JMC got close to 5,000 forms in just three days.

“Students seeking admission will be required to fill up the college’s pre-admission form for this academic year. The admission process is entirely online. We have registered close to 5,000 students so far, with maximum registrations coming in for B.Com (Hons) and Economics (Hons),” said Parvesh Malhotra, professor, JMC.