NEW DELHI: Students applying to St Stephen’s College and Jesus and Mary College will have to first fill up Delhi University’s centralized online registration form and submit their unique registration number in the separate application form for the college concerned.
Delhi University on Monday instructed the minority colleges to integrate their registration process with the varsity’s registration process for undergraduate admissions even if they maintain a separate admission process.
Nachiketa Singh, member of the admission committee said, “They can have their own admission process but the university wants to maintain proper data of students applying. Separate registration leads to duplication and hence we have decided students will have to fill the centralized registration form. They will fill the same registration number in separate admission forms for these colleges.”
Sources in St Stephen’s College said the college was ready to put a column in their application in which students will have to fill their central online registration number. A formal decision in this regard is yet to be taken. On Tuesday, a meeting was held between a delegation of St Stephen’s College and the university to discuss the technical solutions to integrate the registration process, university sources said.
College officials said they follow a 1992 Supreme Court judgment that allowed it to conduct interviews separately and have a separate admission process.
Jesus and Mary College officials were not available for any comment.
St Stephen’s College announced on Monday night that they would start their online application process from May 28 for the next academic session.
The prospectus and online admission form will be available from May 28. The aptitude test and interview for the ten undergraduate courses offered by the college will be conducted between June 20 to July 9, according to the admission schedule update on the college website.
Recently, DU had written to St Stephen’s and Jesus and Mary College — the two religious minority colleges who conduct a separate admission process — asking them to join the central admission process.