New Delhi: The admission process in most of the central universities will change from the upcoming academic session as Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) will come into force for admission to all undergraduate courses in different central universities across the country.
The Union Education Ministry and the University Grants Commission (UGC) have informed central universities about the mandatory entrance test from the next academic session, after which all central universities have started preparations for the CET. Delhi University (DU) has also made the CET mandatory for the academic session 2022-23.
These central universities have also passed proposals in their respective Academic and Executive Councils regarding the CET. The Union Education Ministry says that there has been a demand to implement the CUCET for a long time, but has come into effect now.
Other central universities are also following the same admission policy. This means that from the next academic session 2022-23, admission in DU, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Banaras Hindu University, among other central universities, can be possible only through CET.
Under the present admission system, a merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in class 12 exams in most universities. Students fill the respective university forms on different dates to seek admissions. Unable to get admission to the university of their choice, students approach those universities and colleges where seats are vacant.
The UGC has said that the CET will be conducted from the academic session 2022-23 by the National Testing Agency.