The Presidency University governing board on Friday resolved that "central assistance" would be provided to the departments that will hold undergraduate admission tests.
Central assistance through the admissions committee will be provided in terms of, say, printing question papers and providing invigilators, vice-chancellor Anuradha Lohia said.
The move dispels the cloud of uncertainty over the assistance, which had apparently prompted several departments to drop the idea of holding admission tests.
However, even after the governing board's decision, conflicting versions emerged on whether the tests would be held. Several board members told Metro that the VC had made it clear that the tests would be held outside the campus as she did not want congestion at the College Street institution.
Others said the board discussed the possibility of holding the tests outside the campus, preferably at Kendriya Vidyalayas, if the number of applicants crossed 1,500.
On April 7, VC Lohia had issued a notification in which she said "in keeping with the past practice" admissions test would be held as usual.
"We can't permit students or research scholars to be invigilators. The departments have to be sure they can invigilate themselves. From my office there will be a circular appealing to all faculty members to help each other hold the tests," Lohia said.
She said the test could be held outside the campus depending on the number of applicants. "We can accommodate maximum 1,500 students on the College Street campus." The VC said she was speaking to Kendriya Vidyalayas and other schools to use their facilities.