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Presidency University To Admit International Board Students

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Students who have passed the Cambridge Board A-Level examination in August 2012 could not get admitted to any city college last year.

All students passing out the Cambridge Board of International Baccalaureate (IB) programme can take admissions only in the next academic year because, by the time their results are published all colleges in Bengal are done with the admission procedure.

But, still it seems like Presidency University wants to take up a chance of this situation. Yes, it is now considering to admit such candidates from the 2014 session by introducing Provisional Admissions.

The Vice-chancellor of the University, Malabika Sarkar said "There is something called a projected mark in the A-level Cambridge Board programme. We would seek a clarification from the schools conducting such programmes on how it is calculated. Accordingly, we can provide provisional admission to students based on the projected mark. The university brings out two merit lists in all subjects. A student from the Cambridge A-level programme or IB programme may qualify in the first list based on the estimated mark. But later on the announcement of final marks, if he or she fails to meet the requisite cut-off, the seat can be given up, and admissions can be granted to students in waiting."

"We would have wanted to admit students this session onwards, but it seems unlikely at the moment. Nobody from the A-Level, IB Diploma or foreign board programmes has sought admissions; hence we did not consider the option earlier. By the time the matter came up for discussions, the admission process had been over. It was online and coded, so no change was possible. I will now place the proposal before the admissions committee and seek approval", she added.

Jadavpur University, vice-chancellor Souvik Bhattacharyya said, "This is not yet approved in JU. But we are discussing the prospects to allow students from international programmes seeking admissions in the undergraduate courses."

The scenario is set to change with Presidency University mulling to take the candidates from 2014 session. But still, there is an on going discussion about the prospectus to allow students from International programmes seeking admissions in the Undergraduate courses.

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