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Stephen’s wants an essay on self

Those applying for admissions to St Stephen's College this year will also have to write an essay about themselves when they submit the online application form.

india Updated: Jun 04, 2013 00:12 IST
Mallica Joshi

Those applying for admissions to St Stephen's College this year will also have to write an essay about themselves when they submit the online application form.

The college has introduced the feature in its application form this year to know their candidates better, especially for the interviews.

St Stephen's College and Jesus and Mary College have their own admission processes. They release separate forms and have different schedules.

The process for admissions to St Stephen's College is completely online this year. Students can register at www.ststephens.edu.

So far, 7,000 applicants have registered with the college. Of these, 2,250 application forms are complete.

As many as 625 application forms were submitted for English. Another 613 forms were submitted for economics and 272 for math.

Despite the entire process being online this year, the college is seeing a steady stream of parents and aspirants who want to get their doubts cleared.

"Students are coming to clear any confusion about their marks. One student's online marks had an error and he wanted to make sure that it would not create problems in the final admission process," said college officials.

Another student had come down from Dehradun to inquire about the process and last year's cut-offs.

"I have scored 97% in Class 12 and wanted to know if I stand a chance of getting admission in economics," said Raghav Mittal.

A large number of students also come down to the college to enquire about admission under the sports and extra curricular activities categories. While the college does not admit any students under the ECA category, spots admissions at the college are very competitive.

"The forms for sports as well as hostel are online as well. They are a part of the main form and make the registration process more student-friendly," said Karen Gabriel, media co-ordinator, St Stephen's College.

The college will come out with a cut-off list in the third week of June.

Eligible students will have to attend an interview session.