CUET UG common counselling portal likely to launch next year for central universities

The development of the portal for the common counselling system is ongoing, and the UGC will share additional details as soon as they become available.

CUET UG common counselling portal likely to launch next year for central universities Representatives from select central universities will be responsible for overseeing the CUET counselling process. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Arpita Das | Jul 22, 2023 - 8:26 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) decided to introduce a common counselling system for admission to undergraduate courses in central universities accepting the Common University Entrance Test Undergraduate (CUET UG) score. Candidates will soon have a single portal to apply to multiple institutions instead of filling out separate forms for each university likely by next year. The main goal is to streamline the admission process and make it easier for students to apply.

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As per Times of India, UGC chairperson, M Jagadesh Kumar, stated, “To make things even more helpful to students, we will look at the possibility of having common counselling for all central university undergraduate admissions, Such a system will provide a single window for admissions, and students can give their choices on a single portal instead of applying to different CUs separately. Non-filling of seats will be avoided."

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The UGC chairperson stated that the common counselling system will have several benefits. However, due to the presence of numerous central universities and their diverse programmes, the implementation of the process will require some time.

“Once that is launched, the admission process in the central universities will be much more streamlined, and it will be easier for students to apply," added the UGG chairman.

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The portal for the common counselling system is currently under development, and the UGC will provide more information soon. A group consisting of representatives from various central universities will oversee the counselling procedure to ensure its effectiveness.

This year, CUET UG 2023 recorded a 74.4 percent overall attendance. NTA declared the CUET UG result 2023 on July 15. A total of 19.2 lakh students appeared for the CUET UG 2023 exam which is 100 percent more than last year’s number of students which was 9.6 lakh.

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