Published: 14th July 2022
UGC writes to Bengal varsities and colleges, seeks clarification on admissions
The registration process will start on July 19 only for the state higher education board students, since their results have already been declared
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has written letters to the West Bengal Higher Education Department and authorities of several universities and colleges in the state, seeking clarifications regarding admission notice for the undergraduate courses. The confusion began when several colleges and universities announced the admission and registration dates immediately after the declaration of results for state higher secondary exams conducted by the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Examination (WBCHSE) on June 10, as stated in a report by IANS.
Accordingly, it was decided that the registration process will start on July 19. While the results of WBCHSE have already been declared, the final results of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) are yet to be declared and the same will be announced by the last week of July, according to the latest information. So the UGC, in its letter, has sought clarifications regarding
This time, because of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, CBSE exams were conducted in two terms. While the results of the first term have already been declared, the same for the second term is yet to be declared. Meanwhile, a senior official of the state education department confirmed that the registration process will start on July 19, 2022, only for WBCHSE students, since their results have already been declared.
"The CBSE students will be given equal opportunity for admission and registration in due course once their results are declared. After the registration process is completed for all the students applying then only the merit list will be announced. There is nothing to panic about," he said. This year, the state education department initially decided to start a centralised admission process for all colleges. However, later, the state government back-tracked their decision and left the admission process to the respective college and university authorities.