The University Grants Commission (UGC) announced in March that it will be mandatory for all central universities to admit students through the CUET.
According to a senior official on Thursday, Jamia Millia Islamia will probably elect to use the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for admission to all undergraduate programmes starting with the upcoming January academic session. The varsity has established a committee to consider whether to use the CUET, which was launched earlier this year, for all courses.
This year, the university admitted students to 10 courses. “We have formed a committee to look into the implementation of CUET. The committee is looking into the matter. “The committee is expected to submit a report in this regard soon,” said Jamia Millia Islamia Registrar Nazim Husain Al-Jafri.
The report submitted by the committee will be presented during a meeting of the Academic Council in January, and after that, the Executive Council, the highest decision-making body of the university, will take up the matter.
“The academic council will discuss the matter during a meeting in January. Then after that, the EC will discuss the matter,” Jafri added. Only admission to 10 undergraduate courses was done through the CUET at Jamia Millia Islamia University this year. JMI opened a registration portal for candidates seeking admission in these courses in August.
The 10 courses are: BA (Hons) Turkish Language and Literature, BA (Hons) Sanskrit, BA (Hons) French and Francophone Studies, BA (Hons) Spanish and Latin American Studies, BA (Hons) History, BA (Hons) Hindi, BA (Hons) Economics, BSc Biotechnology, BVoc (Solar Energy), and BSc (Hons) Physics.
For admissions to UG courses in the academic year 2022–2023, the majority of central institutions in the nation’s capital adopted CUET, either in full or in part. All central institutions must now admit students using the CUET, according to a mandate issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in March. More than 14 lakh candidates appeared for the CUET in the first edition of the exam.
(Source: India News)