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CU colleges get nod to reopen portal for admission in undergraduate courses

Kolkata: The state Higher Education department has granted Calcutta University (CU) the permission to allow its affiliated colleges to reopen its portal for admission in the undergraduate courses for the 2019-20 academic year. The university had sought the permission of the department to allow extension of dates for undergraduate admission with a number of seats still lying vacant in a number of colleges affiliated to the varsity.

"We will soon hold a meeting with senior officials and decide on the date till which the online admission process can be extended by the colleges," said Ashish Chatterjee, CU, pro-Vice Chancellor (Academics).

The admission process in colleges under CU has kicked off on June 12 and will continue till July 6. However, the admission trend has shown that the seats will not be filled up after the admission window closes. Most of the colleges have already brought out merit list for the third and fourth time but still seats have not been filled up. There have been technical glitches in one or two colleges too. It is learnt that some students have also erred in filling up the admission forms online resulting in rejection of their applications. State Education minister Partha Chatterjee had said that those who have committed errors while filling up forms for admission will be given a chance to apply afresh.

Kinjalkini Biswas, principal of Murlidhar Girls' College, said seats, particularly in Sanskrit and Philosophy, have been lying vacant. "40 percent seats are vacant in the reserved category," she added.

80 percent of the seats in the general category have been filled up in Jaipuria College but a number of seats in the reserved category are still lying vacant. The West Bengal State University (WBSU) has also received a similar advisory from the Higher Education department though they had sought any extension regarding the same. "We have informed our affiliated colleges about this," WBSU Vice-Chancellor Basab Chaudhuri said.

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