Jadavpur University impasse ends

The impasse at Jadavpur University ended late on Tuesday evening after the varsity decided to revoke its earlier decision of doing away with admission tests in six humanities streams.

The decision by the university’s executive council comes in the wake of massive protests by JU students. After the university retracted from the earlier practice of holding admission tests for six humanities streams on July 4, about 20 students sat on a hunger strike.

Over the past two days, two of the protesting students had to be hospitalised. With the situation on the campus deteriorating, the university called an emergency meeting and decided to go ahead with the admission tests for English, Bengali, comparative literature, history, political science and philosophy disciplines.

Now the admissions will be on the basis of 50% weightage to test scores and 50% to marks obtained in Class XII examination.

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