Chaos At Jadavpur University, VC Gheraod


Kolkata: Chaos has spread at the Jadavpur University campus after the students have gherao-ed the vice-chancellor. The protest is due to the controversy of the published merit list and stoppage of admission to the history department.

The controversy started with the History department’s merit list. Those who secured 95 percent in Higher Secondaru got less than 10 marks in the entrance examination of JU. 120 out of 216 in the list have faced this. Complaints on this matter was made to the concerned authorities. A meeting of the admission committee was conducted on Wednesday where it was decided that the answer sheets will be reviewed. Apart from this, tabulation will be done to the other five subjects. Tabulation is to give the exam once again and add the numbers freshly. This lead to the protest.

The admission process to the six sections under the Humanities department was scheduled on August 9 and 10. However, the controversy has stalled the process.