The Arts Faculty Students Union
(AFSU) today withdrew its sit-in protest outside Jadavpur
University Vice-chancellor Suranjan Das's chamber after the
dean of Arts said he was quitting from the admission process,
an AFSU leader said.
am following which the VC, pro-VC Pradip Ghosh and other
senior university officials left for home, a teacher of
Jadavpur University Teachers' Association (JUTA) said.
The students were protesting against the university's
following the demand for review of history entrance test
answer scripts of all applicants, as raised by a section of
They were also demanding the resignation of the dean
of Arts, Subhasis Biswas, who is also the head of the history
The university had witnessed prolonged gherao and
the admission system to six humanities streams.
hold the counselling for history admissions, scheduled for
today and tomorrow, as it would further delay the already
delayed new classes slated to begin on August 13.
Guardians of 110 candidates had asked for
re-evaluation of the answer scripts after their wards
allegedly scored less than 10 in history despite scoring high
marks in Plus-II board exams.
However, 106 students scored higher marks in the
admission test which was on par with their board exam marks, a
university official said.
The university will now take a decision whether there
will be a fresh merit list and counselling for those who had
challenged the provisional merit list, the official said.
The vice-chancellor said aggrieved parents of any
humanities stream subjects, including history, can communicate
with the university by the second week of August following
which the papers of their wards can be re-tabulated.
Commenting on the issue, Education Minister Partha
Chatterjee said , "I should not comment on the situation at
the JU. But only thing I would like to ask my student brothers
who had agitated previously, if they would say how the
admission process should begin now."
Chatterjee was referring to the sit-in and hunger
six humanities streams.(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)