Accept CUET scores for UG admissions: Raj Bhawan to Universities
CUET for admission to state universities is optional. However, the higher education regulator wants “one nation, one exam” for admission.
CUET 2022 for UG Admissions
CUET 2022: Raj Bhawan has asked universities to take necessary action to accept common university entrance test (CUET) scores for undergraduate admissions to courses offered by varsity teaching departments. The directions have been passed citing a letter from University Grants Commission (UGC). The UGC is organizing CUET for admission to UG courses offered by universities and requested Governor Manghubhai Patel to ensure that MP universities opt for CUET scores, Raj Bhawan additional secretary Manoj Khatri wrote in a letter to the chief secretary, additional chief secretary (higher education) and vice-chancellors of state-run universities.
Asking the universities to take necessary action on the matter, Raj Bhawan also attached a copy of the UGC letter written by chairman Professor M Jagadesh Kumar.
The letter informed that the UGC chairman interacted through virtual mode with all vice-chancellors of state public universities in each state/UT regarding the conduct of CUET for admission in undergraduate programmes from the academic session 2022-23.
UGC asked all universities to accept CUET scores for admission
“Recently, UGC has written to all VCs to use CUET score instead of using marks obtained in 12th Board or score of any other entrance test in programmes such as BA, BSc, and BCom and similar programmes. To save students from appearing in multiple entrance examinations, conducted on different dates, sometimes coinciding with each other, and also to provide equal opportunity to all students, UGC encourages to adopt and use of CUET scores from the academic session 2022-23 onwards for admission of students in their UG courses. Adopting CUET will not affect the reservation and admission policy of the university. This is one of the important initiatives towards National Education Policy-2020 implementation,” The Chairman in the letter said.
The Chairman added, “I request you to take all possible steps at the state government level to adopt CUET score for the purpose of admission to UG courses from the academic session 2022-23 onwards in your state public universities.”
UGC asks state universities to accept CUET for admission
CUET for admission to state universities is optional. However, the higher education regulator wants “one nation, one exam” for admission. So far, the commission has received consent on acceptance of CUET scores for admissions to UG courses from 61 universities including 44 central and 17 state universities.