The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Sunday said that due to the prevailing COIVD-19 situation the admission process in the central universities during the academic session 2021-22 may continue as per past practice.
The Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) may be implemented from Academic Session 2022-23, it said.
“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 UGC said on Twitter.
On Saturday, the UGC issued Guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar in view of the COVID-19 Pandemic. UGC instructed all universities and colleges to start classes for fresh undergraduate and post graduate students latest by 1 October.
Higher educational institutions will start admission process once school boards including the Central Board of Secondary Education announce their results by 31 July.
In a circular, the UGC asked institutions to complete admission process for UG and PG programmes via “online/offline/blended mode” depending on the ground situation with regard to pandemic in various parts of the country. The deadline for completing fresh admissions has been kept at 30 September. The UGC also asked universities and colleges to commence classes for intermediate semester/year students in online/offline/blended mode as soon as possible.