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CU raises entrance bar

Students seeking admission to BA, B.Sc and B.Com courses of Calcutta University will be required to score a higher percentage of marks in the Higher Secondary or equivalent exams this year, CU authorities announced on Tuesday.

“We want only quality students to pursue higher studies,” said Suranjan Das, CU pro-vice chancellor, academic.

The CU syndicate, its policy-making body, decided on Tuesday to fix a higher cut-off percentage of marks for entry to CU-affiliated colleges.

In the new system, students will be required to obtain minimum 50 per cent in the Plus II exam aggregate and 45 per cent in the subject in which they seek to study honours. Till 2002, 45 per cent in the aggregate or 45 per cent in the subject sufficed.

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