JU to draw up merit list based on Class X and XII board marks
Jadavpur University will draw up the merit list for admission to undergraduate science courses based on their Class X and XII board marks, officials of the university said.
The decision was taken on Thursday after the education department struck down JU’s proposal to screen students for BSc courses based on their plus-II marks and online interviews or group discussions.
The government has asked all colleges and universities to screen students for admission to undergraduate science courses this year solely based on board marks.
According to the eligibility criteria fixed by the admission committee of the JU science faculty, aspirants “having passed 10+2 examination... with chemistry, mathematics, physics and securing at least 75 per cent marks in average obtained in chemistry, mathematics and physics are eligible” for pursuing honours in physics, chemistry and geological science.
Mathematics honours aspirants have to score at least 75 per cent in average in mathematics and two other subjects from among chemistry, physics, computer science and statistics.
Those who want to study geography honours have to score 75 per cent in average in math and two other subjects from among physics, chemistry, geography, geology, statistics and economics.
A member of the admission committee said marks in the Class X board exams would be considered while drawing up the merit list to break ties and get an idea about the candidate’s grasp over the subject he or she was keen on studying.
“The applicants had written on-campus secondary board exams in 2019. Plus-II board exams were cancelled this year,” he said.
While preparing the merit list in physics, for example, marks obtained in physical science/science in secondary/ equivalent examination (200 marks) and marks obtained in math in secondary/equivalent examination (100 marks) will be taken into account.
Last year, JU had only considered science subject scores in Madhyamik for admission to undergraduate science courses for Bengal board students.