Students’ union had demanded immediate refund of Rs 500 taken as application fee from each candidate
The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB) will refund the application fee for the cancelled Presidency University Bachelor’s Degree Entrance Test (PUBDET).
PUBDET 2020 was to be conducted by the WBJEEB on August 13 but had to be cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The exam was rescheduled to April 11 and 12 but had to be cancelled again because of the lockdown. The next date was May 8 but the exam could not be held then either.
“The PUBDET 2020 examination and counselling which were to be conducted by WBJEEB were cancelled due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. WBJEEB will shortly arrange to refund the application fee for the examination paid by the candidates,” the board said in a notification on December 2. To read the full notification click here.
The Presidency University students’ union had been demanding immediate refund of the Rs 500 taken as application fee from each candidate. The council wrote to the WBJEEB chairman, pointing out that though the cancellation notice had been published on August 13, there had been delay in notifying that the amount for the application forms would be refunded to students which would have helped them in the "economically hard times".
The amount will be refunded to the bank account of the students, the university said.
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