CUET Admission dispute not resolved! St. Stephens to knock on SC’s door, DU said this

St. Stephen’s College and Delhi University are at loggerheads over the admission process for undergraduate courses. St. Stephens College The Governing Body of the University held a meeting and then it was decided that the college has decided to approach the Supreme Court for final relief from the order issued by the Delhi High Court regarding CUET admission. Talking to news agency PTI, DU Registrar Vikas Gupta said that the university is not going to back down and will defend its policy of admitting students by giving 100 per cent weightage to CUET scores.

St. Stephen's admission dispute with Delhi University is still going on. Meanwhile, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has also said that St. Stephen's decision to move the Supreme Court will not affect how other institutions give their admissions for the 2022-2023 academic year. UGC Chairman Jagdish Kumar told news agency IANS, "All universities have their own admission policy while adopting the Common University Entrance Test. Therefore the admission process in other institutions should not be affected.

What is the whole matter?

In other minority educational institutions like Jamia University, students will be given admission on the basis of 100% weightage of CUET score. This dispute between St Stephen's and Delhi University has been going on for months. In fact, St Stephen's College released its UG admission prospectus, which stated that 85 percent weightage will be given to CUET score while 15 percent weightage will be given to interview.

After this DU approached the college and asked to give 100 percent weightage to CUET score. The issue was later taken to the Delhi High Court, where St Stephen's was eventually asked to withdraw its prospectus and follow the same admission process as other colleges affiliated to Delhi University. St. Stephens is now going to approach the Supreme Court in the matter of admission. The college wants that a weightage of 15 percent will be given to the interview.

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