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Academicians favour entrance examination for new admissions

Academicians believe that an entrance test is a prudent way to aptly test the intelligence of students to take in new admissions,and that institutes should minimise the elimination process for new enrollments.

Written by Baninder Rahi | Chandigarh | Published: June 29, 2013 3:03:53 am

Academicians believe that an entrance test is a prudent way to aptly test the intelligence of students to take in new admissions,and that institutes should minimise the elimination process for new enrollments.

Associate Professor with the Evening Studies Department,PU,and president of the Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA),Mohammed Khalid said,“Admissions across the board should be based on entrance tests,as such tests act as a ‘level platform’ for all the students.”

He further said,“If any student wants to take admission in political science,why should he or she be judged on the marks he earned in other subjects? Moreover,sometimes due to some reason,students fail to perform well in the examination so there are chances that the student fails to spot himself or herself in the merit list. “

Director and Chairperson,Institute for Development and Communication and Punjab Governance Reforms Commission,Parmod Kumar,asserted that educational institutions should make efforts to maximise opportunities for students and should minimise the elimination process. Chances should be provided to all the students to pursue higher education.

Academicians further held that entrance tests have the ability to aptly measure the intelligence of the students. In the Panjab University (PU),as many as 38 courses,mainly in the sciences have an entrance system,while in the social sciences and PU affiliated colleges,admissions are made through the merit system.

Associate Professor with Post Graduate Government College for Girls,Sector 42,Dalip Kumar said,“Entrance tests for admissions are a better way to get selected students into a particular course. I appreciate the PU for conducting CET-PG tests for various courses. With the entrance system in place,educational institutions get good and interested students in academics. In this system 50 per cent weightage is also given to the last qualifications of the students”. “This system has a capacity to judge the students aptly,” he added.

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