The University Grants Commission (UGC) has said that it will not implement the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) for admission to the varsities during this academic session.
However, the commission informed that common entrance test for admission in Central Universities will be conducted for the 2021-2022 academic session while the CUCET will be came into effect from 2022-2023.
"In view of prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, admission process in Central Universities during Acad Session 2021-22, may continue as per past practice. Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) may be implemented from Acad Session 2022-23, " the commission tweeted.
It is pertinent to mention here that the CUCET was proposed in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Later, the Education Ministry constituted a committee to look into the modalities for the said entrance test for admission to undergraduate courses in Central Universities.
The UGC has already issued fresh guidelines on examinations and academic calendar. It said that the admission process for Undergraduate Level programmes should commence only after the declaration of results by the CBSE and ICSE and state boards.
Here are the few other guidelines:
Completion of admission process for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes in online/offline/blended mode: 30.09.2021
Commencement of classes for intermediate semester/year students in online/offline/blended mode: As early as possible
Commencement of classes of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students’ Fresh batch (First Semester/Year): Latest by 01.10.2021
Preparatory Break, Education Institutions, Conduct of Examinations, Semester Break, Commencement of Classes for Even Semester, Preparatory Break, Conduct of Examinations, Semester Break begins: To be planned by the Higher Education Institutions
Semester Break ends: 31.07.2022
Commencement of Next Academic Session for this batch: 01.08.2022