After DU, JNU decides on CUCET for admission from this academic year

JNU Admission 2022: During the JNU academic council meeting, majority of them emphasized that CUCET would provide a level-playing field for students.

JNU Admission 2022 through CUCETJNU Admission 2022 through CUCET

Anu Parthiban | January 12, 2022 | 02:55 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Jawaharlal Nehru University has decided to hold Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) for JNU admission from this academic year 2022-23. The decision was taken in the 159th academic council meeting on Wednesday. The Delhi University has also recently decided to implement the CUCET for DU UG admission from this year.

The JNU latest circular said that the university has decided to “admit students in its various programmes through CUCET whenever the examination would be planned by the National Testing Agency (NTA)”.

Since 2019, JNU has been conducting the JNU entrance examination (JNUEE) at various centres of the country for admission to the courses offered.

"During the deliberations in the academic council meeting, a large number of members including the Deans of schools, Centre chairpersons and external members of the council emphasized that CUCET would provide a level-playing field to numerous eligible students from across the country reducing the burden of taking several entrance examinations." the notice read.

Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh had also said that the cut-off based admission system puts students from the boards where the marking is "strict" at a disadvantage.

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A JNU official on Tuesday said that the university had already approved going in for CUCET in an earlier Academic Council meeting and will now wait for the guidelines by the Education Ministry and UGC on it.

Last year, the University Grants Commission in a notice asked vice-chancellors of Central universities to take appropriate measures to conduct CUCET which will be administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA). However, the opinions were divided on the common entrance test for central universities, which was launched in 2010.

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