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CUET won’t take away your admission powers: Education ministry to AMU | Latest News India

NEW DELHI: The Union ministry of schooling has conveyed to the Aligarh Muslim Univesity (AMU) that the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is not going to take away its “power to admit students of its choice” as per the prevailing college norms, officers stated on Sunday.

The University had final month written to the schooling ministry expressing considerations over CUET because the case on its minority standing is subjudice. Under Article 30 of the structure, all minorities, whether or not based mostly on faith or language, have the suitable to set up and administer academic establishments of their selection. In continuation of that, AMU reserves 50% seats for college kids of college recognised colleges in varied undergraduate programs.

However, the University Grants Commission (UGC) on March 21 introduced that the CUET will probably be necessary for all central universities for undergraduate admissions. The computer based mostly take a look at will probably be carried out by the National Testing Agency (NTA) within the first week of July in 13 languages.

According to officers on the University, the ministry of schooling on March 15 wrote a letter to the vice chancellor Tariq Mansoor stating that the subjudice matter “does not bar AMU from participating in any test for selection of candidates.”

“It is mentioned that the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) is in no way going to take away the inherent power of AMU to admit students of its choice, and as per existing eligibility condition/quota rules of the university. The interim order mentioned in your letter also does not bar AMU from participating in any test for selection of candidates as the order is mainly applicable for admission in the context of reservation quota which is not to be affected as the university will follow its own rules, regulations, eligibility condition and quota,” the ministry stated within the letter, a replica of which is seen by HT.

The ministry stated that these college students of university-recognised “Madaris/institutions” who’re eligible to take admission in UG course AMU will proceed to be eligible.

“CUET will be used only for making merit lists of applicants by the University itself. The CUET is to focus mainly on the undergraduate admissions like B.A, B.Sc, B.Com; the university will continue with its existing practices in other technical admissions (engineering/management, etc.), as well as postgraduate admissions,” the letter added.

The ministry stated that the NTA will retain solely 10% of the earnings from application charge over expenditure for sustaining administrative price and the remaining will probably be shared with the colleges. “It will be further ensured that the loss of internal revenue, if any, to the universities due to CUET will be adequately accounted for in future allocation of funds under OH 31,” the letter added.

A senior official on the University, who wished not to be named, stated, “The ministry’s letter will be placed before the executive council of the university for further discussion.In all likelihood, AMU will participate in CUET since it is now mandatory for all central universities.”

In 2005, the Allahabad High Court dominated that AMU was not a minority establishment. The University appealed towards the order of the one choose bench, however the attraction was additionally dismissed. In 2006, the Supreme Court granted established order to AMU. In January 2016, the NDA authorities reversed its earlier position and said that AMU was not a minority establishment because it was arrange by an Act of Parliament. The case is pending within the Supreme Court.


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