Several states are preparing their own CETs for admissions of students to state-run institutions’ professional programmes
The cancellation of the board exams will have little influence on JNU and Jamia Millia Islamia because they also conduct entrance exams, whereas Delhi University will wait for the CBSE Class 12 results before starting merit-based admissions.
Because JNU and Jamia Millia Islamia conduct entrance tests, the cancellation of the board exams will have no impact on them, whereas Delhi College would wait for the CBSE Class 12 results to begin merit-based admissions. Many DU-affiliated faculties admit college students to UG programmes on the basis of merit, whereas admission to a few of the programmes is based on an entrance examination. Until last year, the Delhi College Entrance Exam was administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) (DUET).
According to reports, the Central Institutions Widespread Entrance Test (CUCET) could be used for admission by 45 central universities, including Delhi College. “If all the boards cancel their examinations, we can start registration by July 15,” said DU’s acting vice-chancellor, Professor PC Joshi. “Admissions will be based on merit. We’ll receive grades from a variety of boards. Then there’s the CUCET exam, for which we’d already extended an invitation. The minister must decide whether or not to execute it. No, and it will depend on how the COVID situation is assessed,” said Prof Joshi, a member of the CUCET committee.
Because the Covid epidemic is a once-in-a-century occurrence, JNU vice-chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar called the decision to postpone the Class 12 exams “pragmatic and sensible.” He stated that the students’ health and safety are of the utmost priority. “Admission to undergraduate programmes at most Higher Educational Institutes (HEIs), such as JNU, is through an entrance examination. We’ll administer the admission exam whenever it’s safe for the pupils to do so “Kumar stated his opinion. If the admission exam is postponed as a result of the epidemic, the institution will undoubtedly adapt its academic calendar to compensate for the lost time, he added.
The NTA has postponed the UPCET 2021 exam until further notice. It was originally scheduled for June 15. The NTA has also extended the deadline for UPCET 2021 applications. Students have till June 20 to apply for the exam. Candidates should be aware that the application correction window will be open from June 21 to June 30 for them. The Odisha Joint Entrance Examination Committee has extended the application deadline for OJEE 2021 to June 15 due to the COVID pandemic. On the website ojee.nic.in, students can now submit their application forms. Students should be aware that the application cost for OJEE must be paid by June 17.
Following the cancellation of the CBSE board exams, Ambedkar University, which admits students on the basis of merit, said it was a “good and timely decision by the government.” “It will assist the university in finishing the admissions process on time and kicking off the new academic session on schedule. The CBSE will announce the Class 12 results. Admission to undergraduate programmes will be based on merit, as it has been in the previous academic session “It was also added.