Kolkata: The Jadavpur University authorities on Wednesday decided to scrap the entrance test procedure to undergraduate courses in six humanities subjects and admit students on the basis of marks obtained in board examinations.
The new system, applicable “only for this year”, has displeased both the Jadavpur University Teachers’ Association (JUTA) and the Arts Faculty Students’ Union (AFSU). Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said the admission procedure of all the faculties should be similar. “There will be no admission test to any of the six arts s ubjects. The entrance tests announced earlier have been cancelled,” JU Registrar Chiranjib Bhattacharya told reporters after a meeting of the Executive Committee (EC), the highest decision-making body of the university. He said the EC decided that the admission will be solely based on marks obtained in the board examinations.
The decision was arrived at the EC meeting in the wake of displeasure among a large section of Arts Faculty teachers over the previous decision to get the entrance test conducted by external experts, the registrar said.
An emergency meeting of senior JU officials over the involvement of external experts in the admission procedure had remained inconclusive yesterday.