The university has set a deadline of November 30 for the colleges to upload the scanned and self-attested copies of the students’ testimonials along with other information on its website.
This year, the entire registration process for admissions is being held online, owing to the pandemic. The university has set up a new portal for the head of colleges to upload all registration related data and certificates and has handed over a detailed list of information the university needs for the registration process.
Most principals, however, felt the time granted was inadequate.
“The university issued the notification for registration on November 13, a Friday. Since the list of requirements is long, we need to give the students at least 7 to 10 days to furnish all the information and mail us the certificates,” said the principal of a north Kolkata college, who did not wish to be named.
“We must consider that many students stay in far flung areas where both internet connectivity and availability of a scanner can be big problems. Once we receive all the mails, we have to extract the data and draw up the Excel sheet and send it to the university. The university must review the deadline,” he added.
As soon as the university notified the dates, most colleges approached the students through their websites and also contacted them on their mobiles, seeking the scanned copies of the certificates, that include marksheets of class X and XII, copy of the application form downloaded from the college’s portal, photo, signature, proof of birth, proof of address and caste, BPL and person with disability certificates if applicable.
Last date to submit the documents at Lady Brabourne College and New Alipore College was Thursday while that for Maulana Azad College was November 24. The last date to submit the details at Gokhale Memorial Girls’ College is midnight of November 27.
“After securing admission, many candidates do not follow the college’s website regularly, which is why we have also sent messages on the registered mobile numbers of the students,” said the principal of a south Kolkata college.