Tuesday, March 28

Colleges take e-way to admission to bypass lockdown restrictions

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Several colleges across the city started the admission process to their undergraduate courses this week. Most colleges indicated on their websites that the entire admission process will be online due to the pandemic. St Xavier’s College (autonomous), Kolkata, on Tuesday started its application process for undergraduate students and decided to suspend all entrance tests. Instead, students will be evaluated on based their Class XII performance.

The online applications for St Xavier’s College (autonomous) will continue till August 20. The selection will be based on the ‘index marks’ calculated separately for each course.

Dates of admission tests for the UG courses at Presidency University will be announced once the authorities get the education department’s nod, an official said. At Jadavpur University, too, the admission process will begin only after the declaration of the HS results.

Most colleges affiliated to Calcutta University will start taking applications only after higher secondary results are declared. Some have initiated the process. “We are yet to hold a meeting to decide on UG admissions,” informed vice-chancellor of CU, Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee.

The Bhawanipur Education Society College has started inviting applications on its website. “Aggregate marks will be calculated by adding the scores in the top four subjects,” said an official.

Shri Shikshayatan College on Lord Sinha Road, too, has started the admission process. “Students can call on the two helpline numbers on the website between 11am and 6pm for queries. The entire admission process will be online,” said a faculty member.

The internal arrangements for admissions to Loreto College have started, but students can apply only after the higher secondary results are declared. “Every year, we have several applicants from the districts. This is the reason we start accepting applications after the results of the West Bengal Higher Secondary Examinations are declared,” said a representative of the college.

At Scottish Church College, the admission process to the undergraduate courses will start after a notification by Calcutta University. “The notification will be issued soon after the declaration of the HS results,” an official said.


Source: Times of India

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