Faculty admissions to be based mostly on CUET scores, not Class 12 marks


UGC chairman M Jagadesh Kumar has stated that the central universities must use CUET scores to confess college students to undergraduate programmes this 12 months and never the Class 12 marks.

He stated the CUET, in all chance, might be carried out within the first week of July.

Issuing a discover, the UGC stated the applying course of for undergraduate CUET will begin from the primary week of April.

“From the 2022-23 educational 12 months, the Nationwide Testing Company might be conducting the CUET for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. All of the central universities must take into account CUET scores for admissions to their programmes,” Kumar stated whereas addressing a press meet.

The examination might be a computer-based, multiple-choice take a look at which might be simple when it comes to expertise, the UGC chairperson additional stated.

There are 45 central universities funded by the College Grants Fee (UGC).

The syllabus of the CUET might be mirrored with the Class 12 mannequin syllabus of the NCERT, Kumar added.

The CUET can have Part 1A, Part 1B, basic take a look at and domain-specific topics. Part 1A, which might be obligatory, might be in 13 languages and candidates can select the language of their alternative.

In 13 completely different languages

The choices are – English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. Part 1B is non-compulsory and for college students who need to go for one other language aside from those which are part of Part 1A. A few of the languages on supply are French, Arabic, German, and many others, he added.

Underneath the domain-specific topics, a candidate can select as much as a most of six domains that they want to pursue on the undergraduate stage, Kumar stated.

A few of the domains are anthropology, accounting, book-keeping, and many others.

There are some universities which have basic take a look at as eligibility standards for admission to even domain-specific programs in order that is part of the CUET, he stated.

The UGC chairman stated the reservation coverage of the schools won’t be impacted as a result of CUET.

“The colleges can enrol candidates for the final seats in addition to for the reserved seats on the premise of CUET scores. It won’t affect the prevailing admission and reservation coverage which are in accordance with the Ordinances of the varsity,” he stated.

Explaining additional, he stated if a college has a sure proportion of seats reserved for native college students, it will likely be capable of retain that.

“However these college students may also need to take admission by way of CUET,” he added.

Central Universities like Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim College (AMU) reserve half of their seats for the minority college students. Each the schools are but to take a name on CUET.

In accordance with an AMU official, they are going to take a name on the CUET as soon as they obtain any communication from the UGC.

Equally, an official from the Jamia Millia Islamia stated they haven’t but selected CUET and can look forward to an official communication from the UGC. The college had additionally constituted a committee of some officers to review how CUET might be carried out for admission to the varsity.

Kumar additionally stated international college students will proceed to be admitted in accordance with the prevailing observe the schools have on supernumerary foundation.

The colleges might be allowed to conduct sensible and interviews for programs like music, superb arts, theatre, together with CUET.

“The institutes can accord sure weightage to sensible for such programs,” he stated.

He additionally stated there wouldn’t be any centralised counselling after CUET this 12 months. The colleges can have their very own counselling.

The CUET might be held in two shifts. Within the first shift, candidates will be capable to write one language, two domain-specific papers and the final take a look at. Within the second shift, candidates can write the remaining 4 domain-specific topics and part 1B, Kumar stated.

He stated the frequent entrance take a look at will present equal alternatives to college students from throughout boards, particularly to these from the northeast and rural areas.

The CUET can also be anticipated to scale back monetary burden on dad and mom and college students, as candidates will solely have to write down one examination.

The state universities, personal universities and deemed to be universities can even use CUET scores for undergraduate and postgraduate admissions if they need, Kumar stated.

The Delhi College and another universities have already introduced that they are going to solely admit college students to undergraduate programs on the premise of CUET.

About postgraduate programmes, Kumar stated there are various universities which have adopted the CUET whereas there are some that conduct their very own exams. The colleges can have flexibility to go for CUET as of now.

“We hope that every one the schools undertake the CUET for postgraduate programmes,” he stated.

The NTA will quickly launch the detailed pointers relating to CUET.

With company inputs

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