Presidency University will admit students to undergraduate courses based on board ratings

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Last update: August 04, 2021, 1:36 p.m. HST

Presidency University releases UG course admission schedule (representative image)

Presidency University will admit students to its undergraduate courses based on board grades because entrance tests could not be held, an institute official said on Tuesday.

Presidency University will admit students to its undergraduate courses based on board grades because entrance tests could not be held, an institute official said on Tuesday. An admission notice issued on Monday said merit lists for arts and science subjects, except statistics and economics, will be prepared based on grades obtained in class 10 and 12 exams. Economics and Statistics, students will be admitted on the basis of their upper secondary grades or the equivalent of the standard 12th table.

Aspirants can submit applications online until 3 p.m. on August 20, he said. “We have released details of the admission procedure for UG (Arts and Sciences) courses on August 2. It will be based on the grades obtained by the students,” the Vice Chancellor of the University told PTI. Presidency University, Anuradha Lohia. The decision to admit students on the basis of board exam scores was made after the Department of Higher Education requested authorities of state government-run universities not to hold a test for ‘entry or counseling for undergraduate courses as part of the selection process this year and to follow only the grades. assigned by the evaluation method.

State board exams for grades 10 and 12 were not held this year due to the COVID-19 situation. In the event of a tie for the preparation of merit lists, candidates will be judged on their percentage of overall marks obtained in the class 12 exam in the first instance. A student with more overall grades will have a higher ranking, the admissions notice states.

If a tie exists afterwards, the process will be repeated taking into account the percentage of marks obtained by them in the Madhyamik or the equivalent 10th standard exam, he added. The IFC-controlled Presidential University Student Council opposed new admissions criteria by the higher education department, arguing that the government was interfering with the institutions’ functional autonomy and undermining their high standards. academically established over the years.

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