Govt Keeping Close Watch On JU Row: Partha

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Kolkata: Education minister Partha Chatterjee expressed displeasure over the chaos
at Jadavpur University. He questioned that why were questions being raised inspite of the publication of entrance results. He informed that the education department is keeping a close watch on the issue.

Addressing the press at the state secretariat, Partha said, “The government will speak to the university if any complaint is made. Then only they will interfere.”

The government said that the present system of admission is the right process. As a result, the government wanted admission to the arts section through the merit list and by doing away with the entrance examinations. But teachers and students protested against this. Later on the government decided that the entrance will be based on the total of marks got in entrance exam and Higher secondary. But it still did not solve the matter.

A student filed a complaint with the registrar that whatever marks she got in HS English, she got much less in her entrance. As a result, she was ranked at 110 instead of 60. Same thing was seen in case of History. It was seen that one who got 95% in HS, got less than 10 in the entrance examination. 120 out of 216 faced this problem.

On these, the education minister said, “Now I can see that those who gave entrance are the most dissatisfied. The meritorious students must be given the opportunity.

He also alleged irregularities in the entrance examination. He demanded one single process for the entire entrance examination system. He assured to speak to the university authorities.

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