KOLKATA: Autonomous and private colleges, as well as minority institutions have been exempted from the centralized board to be introduced from this season, education department sources said.
Minority institutions, such as Scottish Church College, St Paul’s College, St Xavier’s College, Christian Women’s College, Loreto College and those under the Ramakrishna mission, as well as linguistic minority colleges, such as Shri Shikshayatan and the Bhawanipur Education Society College, said they learned that they may have their own admission procedures.

Sources said minority institutions have their own mechanism and quota system which cannot be integrated into the centralized system. Some have already posted notices to invite application forms for UG courses. However, students are allowed to apply when they receive grade sheets.
Although the HS results have been announced, score sheets and certificates will be distributed on June 20. According to sources, this should allow enough time for the department to introduce the centralized admissions portal. Officials have asked state-funded colleges to send in details about each college so the data can be made available on the portal.
“Usually in UG courses, the admission procedure starts right after the HS results are published. But this year, the Council delayed the distribution of grade sheets and certificates so that the portal was ready. Sources at Bikash Bhaban said the portal could take another 15 days.
Loreto College principal Christine Coutinho said the college was not part of the centralized system and therefore invited application forms for UG courses. “Admission forms are available on the website. Students can apply after their council results are declared,” she said.
Other college authorities, such as Scottish Church College, St Paul’s College and Bhawanipur Education Society College, are discussing when to start admissions. Scottish Church College Principal Madhumanjari Mandal said: “We will be posting a notice shortly. The process will be the same as last year.
Shri Shikshayatan College has given all the information to choose the subject combinations, but the college authority is waiting for the latest instructions from the government before starting the online submission. An official from Bhawanipur Education Society College said: ‘The results of HS have been declared but the results of other councils have not been released. So, once we open the portal, many requests will start coming in. We will start the process in the next few days. St Xavier’s College will be taking admissions and details will be posted soon.