State Government revises admission norms for Arts & Science colleges

State Government revises admission norms for Arts & Science colleges

The State government has revised the admission guidelines for arts and science colleges from this academic year (2008-09) in view of the introduction of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).

A G.O., dated May 10, was issued citing the procedures for admission of students to undergraduate/postgraduate courses in Government, aided and unaided arts and science colleges, an official in the Department of Collegiate Education here told The Hindu on Tuesday.

Under the new system, colleges will have to prepare a rank list for admission to undergraduate courses out of 800 marks in subject components in the Plus Two examination.

“Colleges have been told to follow the revised guidelines in letter and spirit, and the particulars of how admissions should be made for various courses like B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com. have been sent to them by the Directorate,” said V. Swaminathan, Regional Joint Director of Collegiate Education.

Admission to Government colleges will be through counselling like last year. The general rule of calculating marks for the subject component for candidates who apply for undergraduate courses is mentioned in the latest guidelines.

The GO also cites the subjects that a student should have studied in Plus Two for becoming eligible for admission to a particular undergraduate course.

According to the GO, the last date for receipt of filled-in applications by colleges should be fixed as the 10th working day from the date of issue of Plus Two mark statement.

Procedures for sale and issue of application forms for undergraduate courses, selection committees, reservation rules and rank list preparation are extensively dealt with in the revised guidelines.