Colleges and universities prepare to start admissions on time | Kolkata News
While some colleges and universities have released criteria and dates for certain subjects, others have begun the process of strengthening their infrastructure to handle the influx of applications once forms are issued for various undergraduate courses. The state had made online application and admission mandatory a few years ago to eliminate the possibility of malpractice and influence from outsiders in the admissions process.
Colleges and universities want to be prepared and keep applicants informed so that the process goes off without a hitch as soon as the Class XII results are released.
St Xavier’s University has published the criteria, including required subjects, overall grades required for application, overall calculation and basis for selection. While students can already apply online for the BA Mass Communication (Honours), forms for the other subjects will be available soon after the HS results are declared.
The authorities of the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, Rahara, held preliminary meetings to define the modalities of admission. “Final details will be shared soon,” an official said.
While autonomous colleges and universities can decide on admissions on their own, government and government-subsidized institutes must follow the guidelines of the Department of Higher Education.
Seth Anandram Jaipuria College has brought in experts to strengthen its data management system and learning management system. “We want to be ready when admission to undergraduate courses begins after the release of HS results. Due to the pandemic, the process started very late in 2020 and 2021. But we expect the process to start as soon as the results are known this time,” a college official said.
St Xavier’s University has also started the admissions process for master’s courses in several subjects.
In 2020 and 2021, the Class XII board exams could not be completed due to the first and second waves respectively. Different councils came up with different formulas for student success which delayed admissions to undergraduate courses.