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Nothing to say on reintroduction of JU entrance tests: Guv

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

West Bengal K N today said he had "nothing to say" about the decision of University to reintroduce entrance tests in the Arts faculty, and said the varsity's council was within its rights to lay down admission norms.

"The admission committee has been formed by the EC, it has laid down certain norms to conduct admission tests (to six humanities streams). The tests will now be conducted as per the stipulated norms... I have nothing to say in this matter," Tripathi, who is also the of JU, said.

was asked to comment about the decision of the to reintroduce admission tests to the six humanities subjects in undergraduate courses - English, Comparative Literature, Bengali, History, Political Science and Philosophy.

On JU Vice-Suranjan Das's statement that he would ask to relieve him and Pro-VC Pradip Ghosh of their responsibilities, the said, "Let him (VC) come. I will take appropriate measure after talking to him and taking a view of the whole situation."

Entrance tests to the six arts subjects will be held on different dates from July 21 to July 25.

Students would be admitted based on the 50:50 formula - equal weightage on marks obtained in admission tests and in board examination, a decision which had originally been taken at the June 27 meeting and subsequently scrapped, before been reintroduced.

Chiranjib Bhattacharya has said no external experts will be involved in the admission process, which will be conducted by faculty members.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 17:10 IST
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