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Varsity role in BEd entry

In a bid to maintain transparency, Kolhan University has decided to centralise BEd admission process from the coming session.

Students wanting to pursue the BEd course will be cherrypicked by the varsity directly instead of being selected by colleges, as was the trend till last academic session.

The varsity notified the decision of centralising the system on Tuesday evening. However, it did not clarify whether a third party would be hired to conduct the selection process.

Officials, however, said the varsity was all set to hire an agency for the work.

“Conducting entrance examinations and releasing merit lists is a tedious job for the university. Thus, there has been a decision that the varsity will outsource the work to a professional agency, which will take care of everything from conducting exams to releasing results to counselling,” said an official on the condition of anonymity.

Notably, BEd admissions in many Kolhan colleges have drawn allegations of foul play in the past. There have been complaints against college authorities taking huge donations in lieu of giving berths in the course, causing deserving candidates to lose out.

Mismanagement of the admission process has been another problem. There have been cases where candidates did not receive their registration numbers despite paying fees. The move to centralise the process is the varsity’s attempt to prevent such problems. Colleges have been asked to submit details of the course within February 10.

“If colleges flout the rules, they will face action,” said the official.

Apart from this decision, the university has also invited applications for scrutiny of answer sheets and for clearance of pending results for BA, BSc and BCom courses.