West Bengal Minister of Education meets with VCs on admission to undergraduate courses


West Bengal Minister of Education held meeting with vice-chancellors of universities


West Bengal Education Minister Bratya Basu on Wednesday held a meeting with vice-chancellors of public universities to decide on the modalities for admission to undergraduate courses. The virtual meeting between the education minister and the VCs lasted an hour, one of the VCs told PTI.

Several states had announced their decision to cancel board exams this year to keep students safe amid the pandemic.

The exams organized by the CBSE and the CISCE have also been canceled.

“The meeting made a decision regarding the undergraduate course admission process at affiliated colleges and universities, the timing, whether there will be any entrance tests, but I cannot disclose the same. higher education department will issue a notification very soon, ”he said.

VCs from around 20 universities attended the meeting. Another source said the UG admission process could start from the first week of August and end on September 30 before the start of the puja vacation.

The issue of the mixed mode of teaching and exams for college and university students was not discussed at the meeting.

The meeting also discussed the procedure for admission to postgraduate courses at universities due to start in September, the source said. He said the government was not in favor of imposing entrance fees on students because they are hit hard by the effects of the pandemic and the lockdown.

The minister was not available for comment.

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