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St. Stephen College to ignore X board marks

With CBSE and ISC results already declared,  it is time for the students to check out the best colleges for getting admission to undergraduate courses. For Delhi students, St. Stephen's College is one of the most prestigious colleges in India. The college has recently announced that it will ignore the marks of Class X for admission to undergraduate courses.

The college authorities are claiming that since the class 10 boards have been made optional and the marks are more of grade-based, that is why they have decided to ignore the Class X marks.In order to keep the admission process simple, the college will not be awarding 10% weightage to class 10 scores from this year. Instead, 85% weightage will be given to class 12 marks and 15% to interviews.

Over 400 students in 10 undergraduate courses will be admitted this year.The College also assures to keep the reforms alive that took place last year. There will be merit differential of 15% between reserved category and the general category. Earlier the merit differential was as high as 35% in several categories.

Undergraduate courses that are offered by St. Stephen's include BA (Hons) in Economics, English, History, Philosophy and Sanskrit along with the BA programme. In the science stream, the courses that are offered include B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and the B.Sc. programme.Apart from undergraduate courses, the college will also be conducting the admissions for nine postgraduate courses that include MA Economics, English, History, Philosophy and Sanskrit, MA/M.Sc Mathematics, Operations Research and M.Sc Chemistry and Physics.

The admission procedure at St. Stephens has began from 25 May 2011 and the last date for submission of application forms will be 13 June 2011. Interviews will be held from 20 June to 4 July 2011.

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