Bengal to conduct online merit-based admission to UG and PG courses

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State-run larger instructional establishments in West Bengal can have to full the admission course of online based mostly on advantage with out calling anybody to campus for another course of, the upper schooling division has stated in a notification.

In view of the success of the online admission course of final 12 months with requisite infrastructure already put in place in state’s larger instructional establishments, admission to all undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses within the state-funded larger instructional establishments for the following 2021-22 session can be made online, the division stated.

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“Online admission process should be done based on merit. Prospective students should not be called for counselling or verification of documents during the process of admission. No physical presence will be required in the college/university,” the notification stated. A duplicate of the notification dated July 14 was made out there to PTI on Thursday.

While the date of opening the online portal for utility to UG courses can be August 2, it is going to be accomplished by August 20. The advantage checklist can be out by August 31 and all the admission course of can be over by September 30. The semester will start on October 1.

For PG courses, the outcomes of the UG ultimate semester can be on August 31, adopted by the opening of the online utility portal on September 1 and completion on September 15. The PG admission advantage checklist can be out by September 20 and the admissions can be over by October 25, in order that the primary semester lessons start by the final week of October itself.

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The discover stated the ratio for dwelling college college students and these from different universities can be in 80:20 ratio however any unfilled dwelling college quota seat can be stuffed by different college college students.

The Education division in a latest digital assembly with vice-chancellors had urged them not to maintain entrance assessments for UG and PG ranges in view of the Covid state of affairs and make it solely merit-based, counting college students’ marks in plus two board examination for UG or ultimate 12 months semester outcomes for PG, one of many attending VCs had stated.

An official of Presidency University stated whereas the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board is not going to conduct entrance assessments to UG and PG courses this 12 months, the authorities will shortly determine on a brand new mechanism in conformity with the notification.

The outcomes of the Class 12 larger secondary examination can be introduced in West Bengal on July 22.

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