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West Bengal government launches first-of-its-kind centralised portal for undergraduate college admissions

The West Bengal government launched a centralized portal on June 20, 2024, for admissions to undergraduate courses in over 400 colleges and 16 universities.

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West Bengal government launches first-of-its-kind centralised portal for undergraduate college admissions

On June 20, 2024, the West Bengal government launched a centralized portal for admissions to undergraduate courses in over 400 colleges and 16 universities across the state. This long-anticipated move comes as a relief to high school graduates who have been waiting since May for the college admissions process to begin, following the release of the class 12 board examination results.

The new Centralised Admission Portal, developed over the past decade, aims to streamline the admissions process by offering a single, unified platform for applicants. Previously, students had to submit manual applications in person at various colleges. The new system eliminates this need, allowing for provisional admissions to be completed entirely online. According to School and Higher Education Minister Bratya Basu, no additional application charges will be required, aside from the final enrollment fee for the chosen course at the end of the admissions process.

The portal will be open for registrations and applications from June 24 to July 7. Merit lists for different institutions and courses will be published on July 12. This year, a total of 9,46,921 seats across various institutions and courses are available to applicants. This initiative is expected to bring significant convenience to students by allowing them to apply to multiple colleges and universities through a single portal, thereby reducing the burden of multiple application processes and fees.

The introduction of this portal is part of the West Bengal government's efforts to ensure a fair and transparent admission process, minimizing the interference of college unions and other potential biases. This move aligns with recent directives from the University Grants Commission (UGC) to adopt more standardized and transparent admission procedures across the country. However, the West Bengal model is tailored specifically to the state's requirements, differing from the Common University Entrance Test - Undergraduate (CUET - UG) used in other parts of India.

The portal, developed by Webel Technology Ltd, will be managed by a 10-member committee, which includes representatives from various educational institutions and the Higher Education Department. This committee will oversee the implementation and operation of the system, ensuring its smooth functioning and addressing any issues that may arise.

While the centralised portal includes most government and state-aided institutions, it excludes autonomous colleges, minority educational institutions, training colleges, law colleges, and universities offering specialized courses such as fine arts, engineering, and medical sciences. This selective inclusion aims to cater to the majority of students while maintaining flexibility for specialized institutions.

Overall, the launch of the Centralised Admission Portal marks a significant step towards modernizing the higher education admission process in West Bengal, providing a more efficient, equitable, and user-friendly system for students across the state.

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