Students' views would be considered for admission decision: Presidency University

Presidency University students demanded that it should not take part in the central admission process to be conducted for UG, PG admissions.

Students' views would be considered for admission decision: Presidency University Presidency University (Source: Official Facebook Account)
Press Trust of India | Jun 11, 2022 - 8:11 p.m. IST
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KOLKATA: The Presidency University in Kolkata on Saturday said the decision on admission to undergraduate and post-graduate courses will be taken keeping in view the interests of the students. The varsity's statement came following a meeting between the students' union and the authority after around 40 pupils began a sit-in on the campus.

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The students were demanding that the university should not take part in the central admission process to be conducted for the state-run varsities for undergraduate and post-graduate courses. "The authority assured us the autonomy of our university on admission-related issues shall be retained. All decisions pertaining to admission to UG and PG courses will be decided by the university without any external intervention," a spokesperson of the students' union said. An official of the varsity said the views of the students would be taken into account before making a final decision on the admission process.

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Students' bodies in Presidency University had threatened to launch a stir if their demand for holding the institute's separate entrance exams in both arts and science streams for admission to undergraduate and post-graduate courses was not met. CPI(M)-affiliated Students' Federation of India (SFI), which governs the students' council, had said in a statement that it had submitted a memorandum in this regard to the university authorities on April 26.

Opposition students' body Independent Consolidation (IC) also submitted a deputation to the authorities in this regard. An IC spokesperson said discontinuation of entrance exams may compromise with the academic excellence of the premier institution.


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