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CUET 2022: Over 8 Deemed Universities Interested in Common University Entrance Test, Claims UGC Chairman
CUET scores will be mandatory for admission to 45 central universities for undergraduate programmes, Kumar had said last week.
New Delhi: UGC chairman M Jagadesh Kumar on Monday said that eight deemed-to-be universities including the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and Jamia Hamdard have expressed a desire to use Common University Entrance Test (CUET) scores to admit students to undergraduate courses. Kumar held a meeting on Monday with vice-chancellors and directors of these eight deemed universities which receive maintenance grants from UGC.
Besides the TISS, Mumbai, and Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, the other six varsities were: Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram, Dindigul Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, Gurukul Kangri, Haridwar, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad, Avinashilingam Institute of Home Sciences, Coimbatore, and Ramakrishna Vivekananda Educational Research Institute, Kolkata.
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“They have also given some useful suggestions. This is an opportunity for all universities to adopt CUET and relieve the students from the stress of getting either very high Class 12 board scores or writing multiple entrance tests,” he said.
CUET scores will be mandatory for admission to 45 central universities for undergraduate programmes, Kumar had said last week. On Sunday, he also wrote to vice-chancellors of other universities to use CUET scores for admission to undergraduate programmes.
The application window for CUET will open on April 2 and close on April 30.
“I explained to them the salient features of the Common University Entrance Test and how it would be beneficial to the students. I made it clear to them that the existing reservation policies of the institutes will not be affected and they can continue to admit students in undergraduate programmes as per existing reservation policies except that the admission has to be based on CUET scores and not based on Class 12 board marks,” Kumar said.
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