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St Stephen’s, JMC seek VC’s clarification on minority reservation


St Stephen’s Faculty and Jesus and Mary Faculty (JMC) have written to the varsity’s vice-chancellor searching for readability on the admission course of, within the wake of the Frequent College Entrance Take a look at (CUET) turning into necessary for admission to undergraduate programs from this 12 months.

Not too long ago, College Grant Fee (UGC) chairman Jagadesh Kumar introduced to make CUET obligatory for admission in government-funded universities. The CUET examination may be given in 13 totally different languages together with English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.

Admissions to minority establishments akin to St Stephen’s Faculty, and Jesus and Mary Faculty, may also be carried out by way of CUET.

The 2 faculties are minority establishments and reserve 50% of their seats for Christian college students. Each faculties used to subject their separate cut-offs for admission whereas St Stephen’s additionally used to hold out interviews.

DU’s statutory our bodies have acknowledged that admissions to minority establishments, akin to these two, too will likely be executed by way of the CUET.

Throughout counselling, separate benefit lists will likely be generated for unreserved and minority candidates as per the reservation coverage of such faculties, they acknowledged.

“I’ve requested for readability on the admission course of by way of an electronic mail. We’re nice with CUET as a result of it’s both the board examination or the CUET scores. If the college has stated it, we’re okay with it,” stated St Stephen’s principal John Varghese.

He stated it’s been a fortnight since he wrote to Singh and they’re but to listen to from the varsity.

DU vice-chancellor Yogesh Singh stated that his workplace plans to jot down to St Stephen’s explaining to it that for the final seats, it ought to solely take CUET scores into consideration, whereas for minority seats, it will possibly maintain interviews and assign a weightage of 85% to CUET scores and the remaining to interviews.

He stated Jesus and Mary Faculty has additionally written to him.

Varghese stated he’ll “wait and see how the college responds”, when requested about CUET scores turning into the only criterion for admission for basic seats.

As per pointers launched by DU, candidates should take DU CUET 2022 solely in topics that they’ve cleared in Class 12.

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