Jadavpur University has decided to give 50:50 weightage to board results and the admission test for undergraduate admission in the arts faculty this academic session.

The executive committee (EC) of the university today accorded formal approval to this. The admission process will be resumed from 30 May.

An EC member said today, “The decision taken by the arts faculty has been approved by EC and the modalities of the admission tests will be decided by the concerned departments. Science departments will have no admission tests in line with the previous year’s practice.”

After the higher secondary result were published yesterday, various colleges have started their admission procedures.

This year, the state education department has asked the colleges to complete the entire admission process online. Calcutta University-affiliated colleges have been asked to conduct the entire admission process on the basis of marks attained in the board examination and the colleges would not be allowed to hold any admission test. From filling up the admission forms to document verification, everything the candidates will be able to complete without their physical presence at the colleges.

Colleges will inform the prospective students before granting admission in the under graduate level that if the documents are faulty the admission will be cancelled. The state higher education department had earlier announced that from this year onwards the document verification will be done after the classes start in the government-affiliated college.

This year CU has restricted the number of seats for both Honours and General category in undergraduate admission from the current academic year.

Many colleges who had an inflated number of seats have asked the university to reduce the number this year. Calcutta University has set up a help desk that will function from 27 May to 6 June to assist the candidates. The university has already announced that by 10 June all colleges need to publish the merit list and the admission process must be finished by 6 July. Classes will commence from the first week of July.