Calcutta University Admission 2020: Calcutta University is conducting an online registration process for candidates who have completed the admission process for UG and PG courses offered by the university.
In view of COVID-19 pandemic, Calcutta University has decided upon ensuring the safety of students and admission officials by putting up an online registration process.
As this year has seen an extended admission season, this move has made the registration process way smoother and easier to manage for Calcutta affiliated colleges. Moreover, registration is a mandatory requirement, failing which candidates will not be eligible to appear for university exams, thereafter.
The university has issued an official notice that states affiliated colleges need to ask for hard copies of original documents for verification once the situation turns conducive. As of now, such colleges can access the information and documents of students from the ‘admission database’ of the university.
As per Calcutta University regulations, affiliated colleges need to upload scanned copies of documents, testimonials, mark sheets, migration certificates, digitized signature and photographs. They have to fill microdata of marks in board exams and subjects opted for in Class 12 and undergraduate level.
CU has also directed colleges to meticulously scrutinize documents of registered students before uploading them on the university website. In case of any discrepancy, the university may forfeit the candidature under any circumstances.
Likewise, an official of Calcutta University asserted, “The pandemic has pushed us to adopt new ways of doing things to minimize physical contact. The entire admission process was carried out online so that students did not have to visit colleges. All CU-affiliated colleges have managed to fill most seats despite facing various challenges.
We have decided to carry out the registration process online as well. The university has drawn up a list of information, which the colleges need to upload on a separate portal, created exclusively for registration. They can send us the hard copies of testimonials and documents later when normalcy is restored.”
As of now, colleges have to digitally scrutinise the documents before uploading. Speaking on this, principal of a certain North Kolkata based college said, “Colleges already have the data in their possession, received from students during admissions. Now, the heads of the institutions need to digitally authenticate the information and upload those on the university website.”