No charges for applying to colleges in West Bengal check details here

The West Bengal government on Thursday, August 13, made an announcement regarding the admission in state-run colleges and universities. As per the announcement, students will not be charged for applying to state-run colleges and universities for admission in undergraduate courses. No money can be charged from the students for providing application forms or prospectus for admission, the official order read.

“Let me assert in unambiguous terms, colleges should not take a single rupee under any head from the candidates during admission,” Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said.

“The colleges can’t even charge money for buying prospectus or in any other category. Those universities, which directly offer undergraduate courses, cannot similarly charge anything from the candidates,” he further added, as reported by PTI.

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Notice issued Higher Education Department:

Following the statement, the Higher Education Department issued a notification regarding this. “No charges shall be taken from the students for scanning/uploading of documents for online admission in UG level courses, for providing the application form/prospectus of admission in UG level courses,” it said.

This year, the admission to colleges and universities are being conducted online due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Courtesy: India Today

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