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West Bengal: College admission for UG courses will be through online mode

July 17, 2020

West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 said students will take admission to colleges in the state for UG courses through the online mode this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic situation. The detailed advisory about admission would be issued by the higher education department in early August, Chatterjee told reporters.

He added that the results of higher secondary examinations will be announced on July 17 and mark sheets will be available from July 31 at the 52 centres. Regarding the class 10 board examinations, the minister said the students can get admission to their own institution from August 1 to 10 or apply to another school from August 11 to 31.

Chatterjee also said that the higher education department is yet to get any reply to the letter by Principal Secretary Manish Jain about the state’s reservations about making final semester exams mandatory for students. He said, “We cannot compromise on the issue of students’ safety. Our universities have already decided on the evaluation criteria based on the earlier recommendations of the University Grants Commission in April.”

Chatterjee said department officials had also apprised Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar about the state’s views on the issue and he “voiced concern about the welfare of students”. 

Source: Hindustan Times

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