The Presidency University will not organize an entrance exam for undergraduate courses

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Students admitted on the basis of their jury scores



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Posted 03.08.21, 19:48 PM


The Presidency University will admit students to its undergraduate courses based on the jury’s grades, as entrance tests could not take place, 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 the board exams for classes 10 and 12. .

For economics and statistics, students will be admitted on the basis of their upper secondary grades or the standard 12th equivalent.

Aspirants can submit applications online until 3 p.m. on August 20, he said.

“We have published details of the admission procedure for UG (arts and sciences) courses on August 2. It will be based on the marks obtained by the students,” said the vice-chancellor of the University of the Presidency, Anuradha Lohia.

The decision to admit students based on board exam scores was taken after the higher education department asked authorities at state government-run universities not to hold a entrance test or counseling for undergraduate courses as part of the selection process this year and to rely only on grades. awarded by the evaluation method.

The State Council exams for grades 10 and 12 did not take place this year due to the Covid-19 situation.

In the event of a tie for the preparation of the merit lists, candidates will be judged on the basis of their percentage of overall scores obtained on the class 12 exam in the first instance. A student obtaining more overall marks will have a higher ranking, according to the admission notice.

In the event of a tie thereafter, the process will be repeated taking into account the percentage of marks obtained by them in Madhyamik or the equivalent of the 10th standard exam, he added.

The SFI-controlled Council of University Students of the Presidency opposed the higher education department’s new admission criteria, arguing that the government had hampered the institutions’ functional autonomy and compromised their high academic standards. established over the years.


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