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8 deemed universities interested in CUET: UGC Chairman | Competitive Exams

Eight deemed-to-be universities together with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and Jamia Hamdard have expressed a want to make use of Common (*8*) Entrance Test (CUET) scores to confess college students to undergraduate programs, UGC chairman M Jagadesh Kumar mentioned on Monday.

Kumar held a meeting on Monday with vice-chancellors and administrators of those eight deemed universities which obtain upkeep grants from UGC.

Besides the TISS, Mumbai, and Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, the opposite six varsities have been: 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.

“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 mentioned.

CUET scores can be obligatory for admission to 45 central universities for undergraduate programmes, Kumar had mentioned final week.

On Sunday, he additionally wrote to vice-chancellors of different universities to make use of CUET scores for admission to undergraduate programmes.

The application window for CUET will open on April 2 and shut on April 30.

“I explained to them the salient features of 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 score and not based on Class 12 board marks,” Kumar mentioned. 

This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.

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