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Domicile policy accepted in principle by JU executive council

Kolkata: The executive council of Jadavpur University on Monday accepted in principle the 'domicile policy' for admissions at undergraduate level at Jadavpur University.

The faculty council of engineering and technology of the varsity on March 6 had adopted a resolution calling for reservation of 90 percent of the engineering seats in the general category for home students, the ones who pass their plus-II exams from Bengal.

"The domicile policy has been accepted in principle by the executive council which is the highest decision making body in the varsity. A committee has been formed which will talk with students in this regard," a member of the council said.

The member said they would soon communicate the matter to the Directorate of Technical Education, state Higher Education department and West Bengal Joint Entrance Board as this is a major policy change.

It may be mentioned that 13 of the 16 departments of

Engineering and technology had communicated to the dean of engineering and technology that they want to back the system.

The other three departments at the faculty council meeting did not oppose the system.

According to the member, seven departments had proposed that 85 percent of the seats in the general category be reserved, while the remaining nine had rooted for 90 percent.

The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, and the NIT, Durgapur, have reserved 50 per cent of their seats for candidates from Bengal.

A student from Bengal can be admitted as a home student or as a non-home student at both these institutes.

The Council also deliberated upon the admission process to be adopted this year for undergraduates. After there were disparity in marks in admission tests for six arts subjects— JU had formed a two-member committee to enquire into the irregularities. The committee had submitted its report last month.

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