On Monday, Jagadesh Kumar, University Grants Commission, UGC Chairman disclosed that over eight deemed universities showed interest in using the Common University Entrance Test, CUET. Jagadesh conducted a meeting with directors of these universities which have received maintained grants from UGC on Monday.
The deemed universities which find interest in Common University Entrance Test (Test) include Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram; Dindigul Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra. Also include Gurukul Kangri, Haridwar; Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad; Avinashilingam Institute of Home Sciences, Coimbatore; and Ramkrishna Vivekananda Educational Research, Kolkata.
The UGC Chairman said, “Universities have given their valuable suggestions on CUET implementation. Moreover, give suggestions on making students free from the burden of getting high marks on 12th class boards. Also, from giving numerous entrance tests.”
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Earlier, Kumar announced that the CUET score will become compulsory for admission to 45 central universities for UG programs. Besides, on 27 March 2022, he wrote to the vice-chancellors of other universities to adopt CUET scores for admissions.
When does the Common University Entrance Test (Cuet) Application Process start?
From 2 April 2022, the application window will open for CUET. And, will close by 30 April. Jagadesh Kumar said, “I have clarified the salient features of CUET and it will benefit. Moreover, I have explained to them that the Common University Entrance Test adoption will not affect the existing reservation policies of the universities. So, they can still prevail through the process of admitting students for undergraduate programs according to their reservation criteria. The only difference is the admission should be based on the CUET score and not on the 12th class board.”