St Stephens College

  • Veer: Project 'Kadam' a step towards empowering people with disabilities August 21, 2014

    The recently concluded VEER campaign on CNN-IBN that sought to empower and train at least 1,000 people with disabilities seems to have inspired the youth to follow in its footsteps take up the cause of enabling the disabled. Delhi's St Stephens College's project 'Kadam' is the latest to follow in...
  • 'DU's almost 100% cut off. That's why the world is there at Sharda University': The funniest Twitter reactions to St. Stephen's 98% cut-off marks June 18, 2014

    The cut-off for admissions to the four-year undergraduate economics and English programmes for students with commerce background in Delhi University's St.Stephen's College has been set at 98 per cent, according to figures released by the college. Admit it, if you were a student in these times, you would not have...
  • We will let people frame their own laws in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal August 24, 2013

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Friday promised to enact a law that would let people frame their laws in Delhi if his party won the coming election. Kejriwal was addressing students at St. Stephens College in Delhi University. He urged them to oust the "corrupt" Congress government in the...
  • Watch: A rickshaw that serves as a mini shelter December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Winter is already here and for thousands of homeless rickshaw-pullers in the capital who don't have a place to sleep, here's a reason to smile. They can spend chilly winter nights in Sukun, a special cycle-rickshaw, designed by students of St Stephen's College and Indraprastha College. Doctor Amod Kumar...
  • Getting a degree Unmukt Chand's top focus September 1, 2012

    New Delhi: There is relief for Indian cricket's rising star Unmukt Chand. The captain of the Under-19 World Cup winning team is through to the second year of his BA Pass course programme at the St Stephens College with a little help from the government. After a long and protracted...
  • DU allows Unmukt Chand to move to second year of graduation August 31, 2012

    The decision was announced by Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh after he assured Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken of full support to the young cricketer. ...
  • DU allows Unmukt Chand to move to 2nd year September 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh on Friday said that Unmukt Chand, the captain of U-19 Indian cricket team which won the World Cup, will be allowed to move to the second year of graduation. Chand was denied permission by St Stephen's College to appear for his first...
  • Exam row: DU VC says will help Unmukt Chand August 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh on Friday wrote to Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken saying he would look into the matter of Unmukt Chand, the captain of U-19 Indian cricket team which won the World Cup, who has been denied permission by St Stephen's College to appear...
  • Unmukt Chand's academic woes: Maken steps in August 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Ajay Maken has now stepped in to help the Under-19 Indian cricket team captain, Unmukt Chand, solve his academic woes. He has sent a letter to the Vice Chancellor of the Delhi University requesting to not just let Unmukt take his exams, but also change rules...
  • FTN: Are elite schools and colleges biased against sports? August 30, 2012

    India's Under-19 cricket team captain Unmukt Chand was denied permission to appear for first year BA examinations by his college St Stephen's because of low attendance....
  • Academic woes sadden Unmukt Chand's WC win August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: While the entire U-19 Indian cricket team celebrates its U-19 World Cup win, its captain Unmukt Chand has a niggling worry at the back of his mind. He has a legal case against his University that is denying him the Right to Education. India's World Cup winning Under 19...
  • St Stephen's new proposal: 40 pc quota for men May 5, 2012

    New Delhi: An unusual proposal to reserve 40 per cent of the seats for male students was introduced at the staff meeting of the St Stephen's college on Friday, but was met with vehement disapproval from the teachers who said they were "taken aback" by the "absurd" idea. College Principal Valson...
  • St Stephen's wins Hindustan Times Leadership Debate October 25, 2009

    New Delhi: After hosting four debates in Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkata, the fourth regional final of the Hindustan Times Leadership Debate was held in Sri Ram College of Commerce in the Capital. More than 30 teams from different colleges came to participate in the Delhi round. The preliminary round which...
  • Ex-St Stephen's head pitches in for cancer research November 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Former Principal of St Stephen's College, Dr Anil Wilson is battling end-stage pancreatic cancer. For Dr Anil Wilson, this is probably the most diffucult period of his life. Principal of St Stephen's College for 16 years, Dr Wilson always joked that he has never been to a...
  • St Stephen's student kills herself after exam results July 24, 2008

    New Delhi: A 21-year-old student of the prestigious St Stephen's College allegedly committed suicide on Thursday by hanging herself in her east Delhi home, a day after her results were announced. Upasana Sahu, final year student of Economics (Honours), was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her Kalyanpuri residence in...
  • Minority quota in colleges a major mistake July 16, 2008

    In what could be the first signs of a rebellion against Christian quota at the prestigious St Stephen’s College in Delhi, most members of the permanent faculty boycotted the special Assembly on the first day of the academic session on Tuesday. Just weeks after announcing a 50 per cent quota for...
  • Faculty quota at St Stephen's angers teachers July 16, 2008

    New Delhi: For freshers at the St Stephen's College in Delhi, it was an unusual first day at college as their teachers decided to boycott the Special Assembly and didn't even assist them in filling up the registration forms. All the teachers including eight Head of Departments were protesting against a...
  • St Stephen's slashes cut-off for Christian students June 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhi University’s St Stephen's College on Wednesday slashed the admission cut-off for Christian and SC/ST students to 60 per cent. A day ago, the college had declared 50 per cent reservation for the two communities. Not only does that translate into a smaller pool of seats for students...
  • Appointment of Stephen's College head held illegal February 5, 2008

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions has ruled that Valsan Thampu's appointment as OSD (Officer on Special Duty) of Delhi’s prestigious college, St. Stephens is illegal. The regulatory authority of minority educational institutions on Tuesday asked the college to take ''urgent corrective'' measures and appoint a new...
  • St Stephen's College row: Thampu's appointment illegal January 31, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhi University has more than its fair share of controversies and the latest one is over the appointment of Reverend Valsan Thampu as OSD of St Stephen’s College for it is now becoming increasingly clear that Thampu’s appointment is illegal on all counts. Valson Thampu has been in...
  • Govern Christian institutes by religion? June 22, 2007

    As the debate still rages over the 40 per cent quota for Christians in St Stephen's College, the Delhi diocese says all the city's schools and colleges that it runs should hire Christian teachers. With the backdrop of fears that such proposals will lead to conversions, the question discussed on...
  • Catholic church wants quota for teachers June 21, 2007

    New Delhi: Close on the heels of St Stephen's College, the Catholic Church too has jumped into the reservation bandwagon. After the Church of North India-run college decided to reserve seats for Dalit Christian students, the Delhi Catholic church is to reserve teaching posts for Christians. Bishop of Delhi, CNI...
  • St Stephen's student killer sentenced June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: A man who murdered a student of Delhi St Stephen's College in 1999 because he could not marry her was on Thursday sentenced to life in prison. Uttam Kumar, a private tutor, killed his former student Priyanka Garg ten days before her wedding. Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar,...