Sunday, July 25, 2010

Presidency College University Bill

After a lo-ng wait, Presidency College is going to get a full-fledget university status within a short while — the Presidency University Bill 2009 was passed with majority in the State Legislative Assembly of West Bengal. As per the recommendations, the Presidency Kolkata will have two separate entity at the initial stage. Students, who are persuing under-graduate and post graduate degrees from the Presidency College under the purview of University of Calcutta, will enjoy the same status. While, the new entry into the college will be treated as students of the Presidency University Kolkata.

With the discussion of the bill in the State Legislative Assembly of West Bengal, the expectation is growing higher of bringing down the pressure created during the admission to other universities like Calcutta University and Jadavpur University. Unlike other universities of Bengal, the proposed Presidency University will issue admission forms just before the session starts. Amita Chatterjee, the new vice-chancellor of the Presidency University is expected to take the charge on 1st November, 2010. While, Amitava Chatterjee will continue as the principal of the Presidency College of Calcutta. The dual system will continue till the transformation from college to university is complete.

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