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Scores in exams & admission test hold key to JU entry

Kolkata: The meeting of the Arts admission committee at Jadavpur University unanimously agreed to the 50: 50 formula for admission in six subjects in undergraduate level. The admission criteria will be based on 50 percent weightage of marks secured by a candidate in higher secondary or equivalent examination and the rest on the basis of marks secured in the admission test conducted by JU.

Departments of Bengali, International Relations, Phliosophy and History had agreed with the recommendation of a two- member committee formed by JU that gave equal weightage to admission test marks and marks in higher secondary or equivalent examination. English and Comparative Literature were the two departments that had differed and claimed that admission will be only on the basis of marks secured in the admission test. The executive council meeting of the varsity on April 22 failed to resolve the issue and sent the matter back to the admission committee for reconsideration.

"The two departments have agreed to the 50: 50 formula after a lot of deliberation at the meeting of the admission committee today (Tuesday). It will be ratified in the meeting of the executive committee scheduled on May 28," a member of the committee said.

The meeting of Science admission committee is scheduled to be held on Wednesday with two departments Mathematics and Physics wanting admission test for undergraduate admission. Admission in all science subjects at JU is on the basis of marks scored by a student in HS or equivalent examination.

During last year after allegations of improper evaluation of answer scripts in

History cropped up, the varsity had to conduct re-evaluation with external academicians.

It was found that there was a significant variation of marks secured by the candidates in the first and second

evaluation. Following this the university formed a two-member committee to conduct a probe in the issue that gave its recommendations to Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das.

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