Jadavpur University has announced that it will admit students to its four-year undergraduate programmes in arts and science by giving equal weightage to plus-II board marks and the admission test scores.
There will be no admission test for geological sciences.
The university announced the rule in a notification issued on Friday.
Submission of application forms online started on June 9 and will continue till June 23.
Calcutta University has announced that the colleges affiliated to it will start accepting application forms for four-year undergraduate courses on July 1.
“Autonomous institutions like St Xavier’s College and colleges under Ramakrishna Mission have been receiving application forms since May. If we delay, we might have to struggle to attract bright students,” said a JU official.
“We are continuing with the admission test as this is a tried and tested method to screen students. This year’s higher secondary results show there has been a significant drop in high scorers compared with last year. The dip among the state board students is more than what the CBSE and the ICSE council have witnessed,” the official said.
“In this context, admission tests will ensure a level playing field for the students. We will give equal weightage to the plus-II board marks and the admission test scores.”
The number of HS examinees with the highest grade — O (90-100 per cent) — has come down from 47,203 in 2022 to 7,958 this year despite the fact that the number of examinees significantly increased in 2023.
The JU notification says no admission test will be conducted for admission to geological sciences.
The notice says: “Admission to geological sciences will be made strictly according to the marks obtained in the 10+2 board examination. There will be no admission Test…”
The notice mentions the dates of the admission test of each department. The eligibility criteria and the dates for the publication of the provisional merit lists have been uploaded on the JU website.