Jadavpur University dean Subhasis Biswas quits over admission crisis

Published on: Aug 10, 2018 12:47 IST
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West Bengal’s one of the reputed varsities, Jadavpur University has been on a boil for quite a sometime now over the admission crisis. In the latest turn of events, Subhasis Biswas, a professor of history at Jadavpur University, resigned on Thursday from three key posts. During his resignation, he owned up to the crisis in the admission procedure of the undergraduate course in the department, officials said.

On Wednesday, the university has put off admission to the course, which was scheduled for Thursday, after announcing that all answer scripts would be reviewed. Biswas was dean of arts, head of the history department and convenor of the admissions committee of the university. He resigned from all the posts.

Earlier, complaints were filed by the students who had scored 90 per cent or more in the Plus-II board exams were awarded 10 out of 100 - or even less - in the university's admission test. In a note to the authorities, Biswa said: "I strongly declare that the entire chaos/crisis which has taken place in the admission procedure of BA Admission test in History of Jadavpur University is due to my negligence of work and I am solely responsible for that. There was a procedural mistake in the evaluation process of answer scripts which escaped my attention, although I strongly believe that there is no corruption involved in the entire process.... I detected an even marking after receiving many complaints ...."

Vice-chancellor Suranjan Das told Metro that in such cases he would request the heads of the respective institutions to allow the students to study there. "But the request will only be made if the affected students show their transfer certificates," Das said.

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