Presidency University has now decided to tally the marks of Plus-II Board Exams for candidates from other universities who are seeking admission in PG courses offered by the varsity.
The authorities of Presidency University have made this decision as marks obtained in the final-year UG exams did not reflect their merit as final-year candidates took the last semester exams from home.
It has been notified by Presidency University authorities that candidates would only be able to get admissions in the PG courses based on the merit obtained in the UG exams and Plus-II board exams that were written in 2017.
Currently, 20% of the 417 PG seats are available for candidates from other universities. The application form for the same was available from November 5 to 16 on the varsity's website.
As per the admission notice, the merit list for chemistry will be prepared, based on the merit of 50% marks obtained in honors and 50% marks obtained in chemistry at Plus-II level.
For the sociology subject, the merit list will be prepared based on the 25% marks obtained in honors and 25% marks obtained in graduation level. A university official stated that total marks will be added to 25% of the aggregate marks which will consist of the best 4 environmental science and 25% of the marks in English at Plus-II level.
In order to get admissions to the performing arts course, 50% marks obtained in honors and 25% marks of the aggregate, and 25% marks in English at Plus-II level will be considered.
Until last year, admissions to the PG courses offered by the varsity was done based on the performance in the admission test (PUBDET) conducted by WBJEE Board. However, Owing to the pandemic covid-19, this year, the test was not conducted.
Subjects including sciences, physics, life sciences, and statistics will take into account 25% of the marks either in these subjects or merits obtained in the science group at Plus-II level. Maths subject will factor with 20% of the marks at the Plus-II level.
Only the 3 departments at the varsity will accept the students solely based on their performance in the UG exams. These departments are English, Bengali, and Hindi.
The Vice-Chancellor of Presidency University, Anuradha Lohia said that the university has left it to the departments to decide on how they want to screen the candidates for the PG courses. However, many of the department officials thought the scores obtained by the candidates in the Plus-II level will be helpful to judge the candidates.