Ramakanta Biswas

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has requested all higher educational institutions (HEIs) to fix the last date of under graduate admission process after declaration of Class 12 result by CBSE. 

The higher education regulator said it will provide sufficient time to CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) students, who are awaiting their result, for admission in undergraduate (UG) courses.

The move came after the CBSE had approached the UGC stating that the deadline for registration in undergraduate courses in some universities would end in the first week of July.

"As you are aware, the CBSE conducted Board Examination in two terms i.e term-l and term-II to nullify the impact of COVID. The performance of term-l has already been communicated to the schools. The evaluation of term-II is going on and process of result preparation will start. The final result will be declared by combining the weightage based on the performance of both the terms. The entire process will take about a month period for the declaration of the result," the UGC wrote in a letter. 

The higher education regulator said it has come to the notice that some universities have started registration in undergraduate courses for the session (2022-2023). 

In this scenario, the students from CBSE will be deprived of admission in the undergraduate courses if the last date is fixed by the universities prior to CBSE result declaration.

"It is therefore, requested that all the higher educational institutions may fix the last date of their undergraduate admission process after declaration of result of class XII by CBSE so as to provide sufficient time to such students for admission in undergraduate courses," the UGC added.

Notably, the CBSE is expected to announce Class 10 and Class 12 results in the last week of July 2022.