St Stephen’s College Admissions 2009
Application forms available from 25 May onwards
Last date for submission 15 June
Announcement of interview lists 18 June
First meeting and Registration 15 July
Requirements for Admission
The applicant must satisfy the eligibility conditions laid down by the University.
Admission is given on the basis of the candidate’s academic record and performance at the interview keeping in mind his or her all-round competence, capacity to benefit from being in this College as well as potential to contribute to the life of the College. The previous academic record should be of high quality.
For admission to a Master’s programme an applicant must have an appropriate Bachelor’s degree (10 + 2 + 3 scheme).
For admission to the first year of the Bachelor’s degree programme an applicant must have passed the Senior School Certificate (10 + 2 scheme) or an equivalent examination. Candidates from foreign boards or schools are eligible provided the qualification obtained is recognized by the University of Delhi or the Association of Indian Universities, and the results have been officially declared before the interview. Predicted grades/results are not acceptable.
To qualify for B.A. (Hons.) Economics, B.Sc. Programme and B.Sc. (Hons.) an applicant must have done Mathematics at school till Class XII. For Economics Honours, in the case of foreign boards or schools, candidates must have done a course on calculus. For B.A. (Hons.) English, (a) Functional English offered by the CBSE is considered to be equivalent to Core English, (b) preference will be given to those who have done Elective English or English Literature. Applicants for B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics must include their marks in Mathematics while calculating their ‘Best Four Subjects’ aggregate. Those with Business Mathematics are not eligible for Mathematics Honours.
As the College does not admit students to the second year or the third year, migration from other colleges to these classes is not permitted.
Those who wish to avail themselves of residential facilities on the College campus must apply for this on a separate form available in the Residence Information Brochure. Although in St. Stephen’s College an exceptionally large proportion of the student body is provided residence, nevertheless there is a limit on numbers. Outstation applicants must state what alternative arrangements they will make in case they are not accommodated on campus. The College reserves to itself the right to deny admission to those applicants who fail to satisfy the College authorities that they have made safe and satisfactory arrangements for their stay in Delhi.
Application for Admission
Applications for admission to M.A./M.Sc. should be made on the prescribed forms, which will be available from the College Office after 22 June, 2009. Completed forms should be submitted by 6 July, 2009. In addition to this application, those seeking admission to M.A. and M.Sc. classes should also apply directly to the appropriate Faculty or Department in the University of Delhi. Further information in this regard may be obtained from the office of the Faculty or Department concerned. Admission granted by the College will be subject to the applicant’s securing admission in the University Faculty/Department concerned.
The application for admission to the College should be made on the prescribed forms. An additional form is to be filled for Residence (the campus hostel facility).
Those applying under the Sports category have to fill a separate sports form also (one for each game). For further details of admissions under the Sports category, see below.
The Prospectus with two application forms, the Residence (hostel) Information Brochure, Sports form, and College Handbook are available in the College Office on any weekday (Monday to Saturday) from 25 May, 2009 to 14 June, 2009 during working hours (10 am to 1 pm, and 2 pm to 4 pm) and on 15 June, 2009 from 10 am to 1 pm. The prices for these are:
i) Admissions Prospectus (with two application forms included): Rs. 100
ii) Residence Information Brochure (with one application form included): Rs. 100
iii) Sports Form: Rs. 50
iv) College Handbook: Rs. 50
These can also be obtained by post by sending a demand draft for an appropriate amount (which should include postage and handling charges of Rs. 50), payable to “Principal, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.”
(a) Forms obtained from the College office may be handed in at the designated counters in the College or sent by post along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope (size 9″ x 4″)
(b) Forms downloaded from the website may be deposited at the College counters or sent by post along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope (size 9′ ‘x 4”) and the following charges paid through a demand draft favouring “Principal, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi”:
i) Admission form: Rs. 100 per form
ii) Residence form: Rs. 100
iii) Sports form: Rs. 50 per game
(c) B.A./B.Sc. forms can also be submitted online with the following charges (M.A/M.Sc. forms are not accepted online):
i) Admission form: Rs. 50
ii) Residence form: Rs. 100
iii) Sports form: Rs. 50 per game
(d) The deadline for receipt of completed application forms is 1 pm on 15 June, 2009.
Note: Use only one of the three modes – (a), (b), or (c) above – for all applications; that is, if you are applying for a particular course and for a seat in residence, and also under the sports category, use only one mode for all these forms.
If admission is sought for more than one programme, separate forms should be used.
The application form should be filled in completely. Incomplete application forms will be rejected. Any wrong or misleading information in the application will disqualify the applicant, or if already admitted will result in the cancellation of admission. Overwriting, mutilations, erasures, etc. in the application form may lead to the rejection of the application.
Application forms submitted in person or sent by post should have the following enclosures:
a) Christian candidates must attach a photocopy of the Baptism certificate as well as a certificate from the Pastor of their Church attesting their membership of that Church. Those who claim benefit under the Christian Dalit category are also required to produce a status certificate from the Diocesan Bishop or an authority authorised by the Bishop.
b) Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe candidates must attach a copy of an official certificate to that effect.
c) Physically challenged candidates must attach copy of a certificate of physical disability issued by a competent authority.
d) Candidates from foreign boards must attach a copy of an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
No other certificate is to be attached at this stage.
Applications for admission to first year should be received in the College office on or before 1:00 pm on June 15, 2009. Candidates are, however, advised to apply as early as possible.
Admission Guidelines for 2009-10
As a minority educational institution of the Church of North India, St. Stephen’s College reserves a certain percentage of its seats for Christian students. For the academic year 2009-2010 the admission guidelines are as follows:
50% of the seats in each course to be reserved for students from the Christian community.
40% of the seats in each course are reserved for the general category.
10% of the seats in each course for SC/ST candidates from the non-Christian category and the physically challenged.
Candidates admitted under the Sports Category shall not exceed 5% of the sanctioned strength of the class and shall be deemed supernumerary to the above.
Of the 50% reserved for Christians, 20% (i.e. 10% of the total strength) shall be reserved for candidates from the categories Christian Dalit, Christian ST, and Christian physically challenged. Another 40% (i.e. 20% of the total strength) shall be reserved for candidates belonging to the Church of North India and churches in communion with it. Within this allocation, preference shall be given to students belonging to the CNI Delhi Diocese. Those who claim benefit under the Christian Dalit category are required to produce a status certificate from the Diocesan Bishop or an authority authorised by the Bishop.
Inter-se merit shall be the criterion for admission in all categories.
Procedure for Admissions
Admission to an M.A./M.Sc. course is subject to the applicant’s securing admission in the University Faculty/Department concerned, and an interview conducted by St. Stephen’s College. Dates for interviews will be notified later.
Admission is based on three components with the following weightage:
i) Class X marks: 10%
ii) Class XII marks: 75%
iii) Interview: 15%
The College interviews four to six applicants per seat. The marks of the last candidate in this list become the ‘eligibility marks’ for being called for the interview, also called the ‘cut-off’.
Broadly speaking, an interview has the following components:
a. Academic: The interview seeks to determine the candidate’s academic potential and suitability for the subject chosen, beyond what is indicated by marks alone.
b. Co-Curricular: The interview also seeks to determine the candidate’s potential to participate in the co-curricular activities of the College and to contribute to its total life. The College does not have a separate “ECA” (extra-curricular activities) quota, but proficiency in ECA is taken into account during the interview.
c. General Awareness and Sense of Values: The interview also seeks to determine a candidate’s personal outlook, sense of values, level of awareness and motivation. Thus the candidate’s statements on the admission form about himself or herself, his or her interests, goals etc. form vital interview material.
The lists of short-listed applicants along with their interview schedules will be put up on the College notice board and the website by June 18, 2009. No individual intimation will be sent.
The interviews for admission to the first-year undergraduate courses will be held according to the following tentative schedule. The confirmed schedule will be put up on the College notice board and the College website by June 18, 2009.
20, 21, 22 June
20, 21, 22, 23 June
23, 24, 25, 26 June
23, 24 June
24, 25, 26 June
28, 29, 30 June
B.Sc. Programme (with Computer Science)
28, 29 June
B.Sc. Programme (with Chemistry)
30 June, 1 July
1, 2 July
Applicants appearing for the interview will be interviewed only if they have the following with them:
(a) Two copies of a recent passport size photograph.
(b) The slip acknowledging receipt of their application.
(c) The following documents, in original and one set of self-attested copies:
(i) Character certificate from the institution last attended.
(ii) Certificate of date of birth (normally the secondary school certificate).
(iii) Subject-wise mark-sheet of the last two public examinations.
(iv) Baptism/SC/ST/Equivalence Certificate, as and where applicable.
The attested copies will be retained while the originals will be returned after scrutiny. (In exceptional cases a candidate may be permitted to produce the original certificates at a later stage).
The list of applicants selected for admission will be put up on the Notice Boards in the College and on the College website the day after the interviews for a particular course have been completed. A Waiting List in order of merit for different categories will be put up at the same time.
Those selected for admission should immediately submit the original certificates and two passport-size photographs. If for unavoidable reasons it is not possible to submit the original certificates at the time of admission, these should be submitted as soon as possible thereafter, but not later than 30 July, failing which admission shall be cancelled.
Admissions from the applicants on the Waiting List (depending on availability of seats) will be made after the first list has been put up. These will be displayed on the College Notice Boards. Every effort will be made to inform applicants individually, but applicants are advised to consult the College Notice Boards and keep in touch with the College. All admissions will close on 16 August, 2009.
First Meeting and Registration
All first-year Scholars are required to attend the inaugural assembly in the College Hall at 10.15 a.m. on Wednesday, 15th of July, 2009. After the assembly, they will meet their teachers and fill in the registration forms. This will be followed by the Freshers’ Lunch in the Dining Hall at 12.30 p.m.
For the year 2009-10 the first instalment of fees (the first “Term Bill”) for first-year undergraduate students will be approximately as given below. The fees have to be paid within two days of being selected for admission.
The fees for M.A./M.Sc. students are similar, though there are minor differences in University and other charges.
For the entire year, fees are approximately:
Non-Resident Scholar Rs. 17,000
Resident Scholar Rs. 46,000
All these amounts include caution money and other refundable deposits. For resident students they also include an initial mess deposit of Rs. 3000 but do not include mess charges. Mess charges will be based on actual expenditure through the year: the initial deposit is adjusted against such expenditure in subsequent Term Bills. The amounts do not include University of Delhi fees for the annual examinations, which are included in the second Term Bill.
Fees are payable in three instalments (three “Term Bills”) in a year in July, October and January. (For resident students there is a fourth Term Bill for mess charges and other miscellaneous charges that may have accumulated after the settlement of the January third Term Bill.)
Fees should be paid in cash or by a demand draft made payable to “Principal, St. Stephen’s College.”
Resident students are required to pay the fees before the commencement of each Term and non-resident students within one week after commencement. A student whose fees are not paid in time is liable to have his/her name removed from the rolls of the College.
Bills for resident students will be sent by post to their parents/guardians. Non-resident students must collect their bills personally from the College Office.
Financial assistance to students is provided by the College on the basis of need and academic merit. Upton 20% of students may be given Freeships (remission of tuition, games and library fees). Ad hoc grants are given from Students Aid Fund for books, stationery, mess charges etc. A few Christian Bursaries are available for Christian students. A large number of merit-cum-means scholarships of varying amounts are also available and are awarded each year. The College Handbook contains details of such scholarships.
Discipline, Ragging and Sexual Harassment
Every student is required to attend all lectures/tutorials/practicals, except for a good reason for which due leave should be obtained. Applications for leave on medical grounds, countersigned by a parent (or by the concerned Tutor/Warden and Dean for resident students) and duly supported by a medical certificate, must be submitted within one week of returning to College; thereafter such applications shall not be accepted. Resident Scholars should submit medical certificates only from the College doctor and the certificate should be countersigned by the Block Tutor/Warden/Dean. The Principal may consider condoning the attendance requirement in exceptional cases of serious illness or accident.
No undergraduate Junior Member will be permitted to take the University Examination unless he or she has attended at least two-thirds of lectures and tutorials/practicals, taken separately. In addition to this attendance requirement every student must perform satisfactorily at the January Examination (House Test) and at all oral and/or written assignments/tutorials/tests that may be held during the academic year. Failure to do so shall render the student ineligible to appear at the University examination.
All first-year Junior Members are required to attend the Assembly which is held each morning from Monday to Thursday. Attendance is marked at the assemblies and the record of it is taken into account as a parameter for awarding scholarships and prizes.
All first-year Christian students are required to attend the Religious Instruction class which is held every Friday.
TWO SPECIAL WARNINGS
St. Stephen’s is a zone of “zero-tolerance” in respect both of ragging and of sexual harassment.
(1) Ragging in any form will be treated as a serious crime. In every instance of it an F.I.R. is required to be filed with the police – this is a statutory obligation. All Junior Members are expressly warned completely to steer clear of the anti-social and barbaric practice of ragging. Those found ragging or abetting ragging will be punished severely even to the extent of expulsion from College.
An abridged version of Ordinance XV–C of the University of Delhi is provided in the Annexure at the end of this Prospectus. This sets out what will be construed as ragging, and lays down punishments.
(2) Sexual Harassment. St. Stephen’s College is committed to upholding the dignity of all members of the College community, especially the lady members. The policy against Sexual Harassment enshrined in Ordinance XV–D of the University of Delhi seeks to create and maintain an academic and work environment free of sexual harassment for students, academic and non-teaching staff of the University. The ordinance applies to outsiders and residents alike while on the College or University campus. Sexual harassment includes any unwelcome sexually determined behaviour, whether directly or by implication and includes physical contact and advances, a demand or request for sexual favours, sexually-coloured remarks, showing pornography or any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.
At St. Stephen’s College, a College Complaints Committee (CCC), comprising representatives of teachers, students, non-teaching staff, among others, is responsible for the implementation of the University policy against sexual harassment. The Committee takes cognizance of complaints about sexual harassment, conducts enquiries, provides assistance and redressal to the victims, recommends penalties and takes action against the harasser, if necessary.
On receiving a complaint of sexual harassment, if a prima facie case is established by the CCC, then it shall set up an enquiry committee which will submit a report. The committee is bound to maintain confidentiality during the time of the enquiry. After the report has been finalized, confidentiality will be maintained, if the complainant so desires, by withholding the complainant’s name and other particulars that would identify him or her. On the basis of the report, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against the offender.
Extracts from Ordinance XV–D of the University of Delhi are in the Annexure at the end of this Prospectus. All students should read this carefully, and make themselves aware of what will be treated as “sexual harassment” and what the penalties if found guilty of so harassing anyone.
ANNEXURE: DISCIPLINE, RAGGING AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Abridged extracts from the University of Delhi Ordinances are provided here. For the full texts of Ordinances XV B, C & D the applicant is referred to the University Calendar or the University of Delhi website (www.du.ac.in)
Ord. XV-B. Maintenance of Discipline among Students of the University
1. All powers relating to discipline and disciplinary action are vested in the Principal.
2. The following shall amount to acts of gross indiscipline:
a) Physical assault, or threat to use physical force, against any member of the teaching and non-teaching staff of any Institution/Department and against any student within the University of Delhi;
b) Carrying of, use of, or threat to use of any weapons;
c) Any violation of the provisions of the Civil Rights Protection Act, 1976;
d) Violation of the status, dignity and honour of students belonging to the scheduled castes and tribes;
e) Any practice-whether verbal or otherwise-derogatory of women;
f) Any attempt at bribing or corruption in any manner;
g) Willful destruction of institutional property;
h) Creating ill-will or intolerance on religious or communal grounds;
i) Causing disruption in any manner of the academic functioning of the University system;
j) Ragging as per Ordinance XV-C.
3. At the time of admission, every student shall be required to sign a declaration that on admission he/she submits himself/herself to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Principal.
Ord. XV-C. Prohibition of and Punishment for Ragging
1. Ragging in any form is strictly prohibited, within the premises of College as well as on public transport.
2. Any individual or collective act or practice of ragging constitutes gross indiscipline and shall be dealt with under this Ordinance.
3. Ragging for the purposes of this Ordinance ordinarily means any act, conduct or practice by which dominant power or status of senior students is brought to bear on students freshly enrolled or students who are in any .way considered junior or inferior by other students and includes individual or collective acts or practices which
a) Involve physical assault or threat to use of physical force;
b) Violate the status, dignity and honour of women students;
c) Violate the status, dignity and honour of students belonging to the scheduled castes and tribes;
d) Expose students to ridicule and contempt and affect their self esteem;
e) Entail verbal abuse and aggression, indecent gestures and obscene behaviour.
4. The Principal shall take immediate action on any information of the occurrence of ragging. The punishment may range from expulsion from the College or suspension for a period of time.
5. The University has the power to withdraw the degrees issued to those who are found guilty of ragging.
6. Abetment to ragging whether by way of any act, practice or incitement of ragging will also amount to ragging.
Ord. XV-D. Sexual Harassment
1. Short Title and Extent :
This ordinance is based on the Policy against Sexual Harassment by the Delhi University and seeks to maintain and create an academic and work environment free of sexual harassment for students, academic and non-teaching staff of the Delhi University. The ordinance will also apply to outsiders and residents, on the Delhi University campus, to the extent specified herein these rules and procedures.
(i) “Students” includes regular students as well as current ex-students of Delhi University.
(ii) “Teaching staff” include any person on the staff of the Delhi University or any colleges or institution affiliated to it, who is appointed to a teaching and/or research post, whether full time,
(iii) Temporary, ad-hoc, part-time, visiting, honorary, or on special duty or deputation and shall also include employees employed on a casual or project basis.
(iv) “Non-Teaching Staff” includes any person on the staff of the Delhi University or of any colleges or institutions affiliated to it, who is not included in the teaching staff. It includes employees who are full-time, temporary, ad-hoc, part-time, visiting, honorary, or on
(v) Special duty or deputation, and employees employed on a casual or project basis.
(vi) “Member of the University” includes all those included in categories (i)-(iii) above.
(vii) “Resident” includes any person who is a temporary or permanent resident of any of the accommodations or premises allotted to an employee by the University of Delhi or by any of its affiliated colleges or institutions.
(viii) “Outsider” includes any person who is not a member of the University or a resident. It also includes, but is not limited to, any private person offering residential, food and other facilities to
(ix) Students, teaching staff or non-teaching staff of the Delhi University or any college or institution affiliated to Delhi University.
(x) “Campus” includes all places of work and residence in the Delhi University or any College or institutions affiliated to the Delhi University. It includes all places of instruction, research and
(xi) Administration, as well as hostel, health centres, sports grounds, staff quarters and public places (including shopping centres, eating places, parks, streets and lanes) on the Delhi University campus or the campus of any college or institution affiliated to the Delhi University.
(xii) “Sexual harassment” includes any unwelcome sexually determined behaviour, whether directly or by implication and includes physical contact and advances, a demand or request for sexual favours, sexually-coloured remarks, showing pornography or any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.
(xiii) Explanation: “Sexual harassment” shall include, but will not be confined to, the following:
(a) When submission to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature are made, either implicitly or explicitly, a ground for any decision relating to employment, academic performance, extra-curricular activities, or entitlement to services or opportunities in the College.
(b) When unwelcome sexual advances, and verbal, non-verbal and/or physical conduct such as loaded comments, remarks or jokes, letters, phone calls or e-mail, gestures, exhibition of pornography, lurid stares, physical contact, stalking, sounds or display of a derogatory nature have the purpose and/or effect of interfering with an individual’s performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
(c) When a person uses, with a sexual purpose, the body or any part of it or any object as an extension of the body in relation to another person without the latter’s consent or against the person’s will, such conduct will amount to sexual assault.
(d) When deprecatory comments, conduct or any such behaviour is based on the gender identity/sexual orientation of the person and/or when the classroom or other public forum of the University is used to denigrate or discriminate against a person or create a hostile environment on the basis of a person’s gender identity/sexual orientation.
3. Scope of the Ordinance:
This Ordinance shall be applicable to all complaints of sexual harassment made:
(i) By a member of the University against any other member of the College irrespective of whether the harassment is alleged to have taken place within or outside the campus.
(ii) By a resident against a member of the University or by a member against a resident irrespective of whether the sexual harassment is alleged to have taken place within or outside the campus.
(iii) By an outsider against a member of the University or by a member of the University against an outsider if the sexual harassment is alleged to have taken place within the campus.
(iv) By a member of the university, against an outsider if the sexual harassment is alleged to have taken place outside the campus.
In such cases the Committee shall recommend that the University college authorities initiate action by making a complaint with the appropriate authority. Further the committee will actively assist and provide available resources to the complainant in pursuing the complaint.
A. In the case of College employees; disciplinary action may be in the form of:
(ii) Written apology
(iii) Bond of good behaviour
(iv) Adverse remarks in the Confidential Report
(v) Debarring from supervisory duties
(vi) Denial of membership of statutory bodies
(vii) Denial of re-employment
(viii) Stopping of increments/promotion
(ix) Reverting, demotion
(xii) Any other relevant mechanism.
B. In case of students, disciplinary action may be in the form of:
(ii) Written apology
(iii) Bond of good behavior
(iv) Debarring entry into a hostel/campus
(v) Suspension for a specified period of time
(vi) Withholding results
(vii) Debarring from exams
(viii)Debarring from contesting elections
(ix) Debarring from holding posts
(xi) Denial of admission
(xii) Declaring the harasser as persona non grata for a stipulated period of time
(xiii)Any other relevant mechanism.
C. In the case of third party harassment, the University/College authorities shall initiate action by making a complaint with the appropriate authority.
4. The disciplinary action will be commensurate with the nature of the violation.
Application available from 22 June onwards
Last date for submission 6 July
Interview schedule To be notified later
All admissions close on 16 August
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