Several affiliated colleges have approached Calcutta University Seeking more registration time to upload the scanned documents of the students along with the testimonials on the university's website to conclude the UG admission process.
Calcutta University (CU) has set up a deadline to submit scanned documents and self-attested photocopies of 'students’ testimonials on its official website till November 30, 2020.
In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, this year, the entire admission process was done through online mode. The varsity set up a new portal for Calcutta University affiliated colleges to upload data related to registration and documents.
Also, CU has provided a detailed list of information that is needed during the admissions. However, many of the affiliated college's principals felt that the time granted to submit the registration data was inadequate.
A principal from one of the CU affiliated colleges said that Calcutta University had released a notification regarding the registration process on November 13, 2020. As the list of requirements is high in number, students must be given at least 7 to 10 days to furnish all the data and mail it to the respective colleges.
Many of the students from rural areas are deprived of internet access and scanner facilities, which is a major problem for both the students and the colleges. Once the college receives all the information, the authorities have to extract data and update it on the excel sheet and then send it to the university. However, the university must review the deadline date, he added.
When Calcutta University notified the affiliated colleges about the deadline to submit the registration data. Most of the colleges intimated the students through their official website or mobile numbers to submit their documents including the following documents such as,
- Marksheet of class X & Class XII
- A hard copy of the application form
- Date of birth/Address Proof
- Caste certificate/BPL/PwD (if any)
The last date of submission of the aforementioned documents was till November 26, 2020, at New Alipore College and Lady Brabourne College. While the deadline was till November 24 at Maulana Azad College. Meanwhile, at Gokhale Memorial Girls College, the last date to submit the registration data and other documents was till midnight of November 27, 2020.
The principal from South Kolkata College said that most of the students don't check the college website after securing admissions, that's why the respective college authorities have sent intimation through the registered mobile number of the candidates.