Colleges’ reminder to students: Complete admission process
Times of India, 04 December 2020
Kolkata: Colleges have reopened the admission process and are inviting students from existing merit list, who have till now not taken admission elsewhere or found a seat in an institute or stream of their choice, to send their request for admission.
Simultaneously, colleges have sent out an ultimatum to candidates who have taken admissions but not followed up with confirmation to do so at the earliest, failing which their seats will be deemed vacant and allotted to others.
Lady Brabourne College principal Siuli Sarkar said a reminder has been sent to all students who had paid the admission fee but not completed the remaining process including verification of documents and registration. She said the college would conduct an additional round of admissions till December 5 midnight.
“Till December 7, candidates from the waiting list can express their desire to take up the seats. Then vacancies will be filled-up based on merit,” said Tapan Poddar, principal of Vivekananda College.
At Bethune College, principal Krishna Roy will meet officials and decide on Friday about the fate of students who have not turned up after paying fees.
The higher education department has not specified if colleges will have to seek fresh application. “This is an exclusive round when only students, who have applied to a college of their choice and preferred stream and yet had to settle with an institution where they were reluctantly pursuing the program, will benefit,” said a senior higher education department official. At Surendranath College, candidates in the waiting have been told to express willingness. “If we find there are takers, we will reopen admission for three days,” said principal Indranil Kar.