The Executive Council of the Jadavpur University today decided to reintroduce admission tests in the Arts faculty, putting an end to the impasse surrounding the scrapping of the entrance examinations in six humanities subjects.
The EC, after a marathon meeting, decided to admit students in the six subjects based on the 50:50 formula – equal weightage on marks obtained in admission tests and in board exams, a spokesman for the Jadavpur University Teachers' Association (JUTA) told PTI. Members of the Arts Faculty Students' Union (AFSU), spearheading the agitation by students to press for reintroduction of admission tests, said they were withdrawing their 96-hour fast in the wake of the EC decision. "However, we will take the path of democratic movement whenever there will be attacks on the autonomy of our institution," AFSU general secretary Debraj Debnath said.
The JUTA spokesperson said in the EC resolution, the Dean of Arts and Registrar have been asked to chalk out the modalities of the admission …
Source: Protest News

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