Presidency University, Kolkata, will decide on the admission procedure for undergraduate and post-graduate courses, keeping in view the interests of students.
The varsity’s statement follows a meeting between the students’ union and the authorities.
The students have demanded that the university should not take part in the central admission process to be conducted for state-run varsities for undergraduate and post-graduate courses.
“The university authorities have 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 taking a final decision on the admission process.
The official website of Presidency University says details of admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses for 2022-2023 “will be published later”.
The students want entrance examinations re-introduced for admission to arts and science departments, as was the norm before 2021.
The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board, which had so far conducted entrance tests for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Presidency, had last year decided against holding exams for individual institutes.
The university authorities had in 2021 taken into consideration board exam marks for admission to undergraduate courses and final semester results for postgraduate streams.