St Xavier's College on Monday started accepting online applications for admission to undergraduate programmes.
The application submission process has been started early so that too many students don’t apply at the same time, said Father Dominic Savio, the principal of the Park Street college.
“Or else it will pose a challenge for the college to go through details of the applications at the same time. If we sort out some of the tasks beforehand, we can prepare the list faster.”
The Kerala government had conducted the Class XII board exams on campus soon after the Assembly polls got over on April 6. The results are expected to be published by June. “Results of the southern boards like (that in) Kerala could be published this month. In that case, students of the board can start applying. We will complete the process of going through the document verification of the respective boards accordingly. The merit list, however, will be published only after the receipt of applications from (students of) all boards,” said Father Savio.
According to information uploaded on the website of the college, students may apply for more than one stream/subject. At the time of applying, documents like board/council final mark sheet, Baptism certificate (if applicable, in case of Catholic applicants) and caste certificate (if applicable) have to be uploaded in the PDF format.
“You need the final +2 mark sheet to fill up the form. Hence, do not attempt filling up the online form before your board/council final results are published...,” it says. The eligibility criteria for each subject has been mentioned on the website..
The results of the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education are expected to be published between July 25 and 30. The Class XII results of the CBSE and the ICSE council are also expected in July. Plus-II results are being prepared based on earlier exams written by the students, performance in school projects, practicals and using mathematical formulations to derive a final score.
Father Savio said students of the Bengal board, CBSE and ICSE council would have at least 10 days from the date of publication of their results to submit the applications. “That is why the last date of submitting the application has not been mentioned on our website.”
Last week, the college had announced that it would give 75 per cent weightage to marks in the Class XII results and 25 per cent to the subject in which an aspirant wants to major while drawing up the merit list for the undergraduate courses.