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AMU top adopt CUET for undergraduate admissions

PTI
PTI
Posted on 10 Apr 2022
17:48 PM
The AMU academic council discussed a letter sent by the UGC to the university earlier this month.

The AMU academic council discussed a letter sent by the UGC to the university earlier this month. Website

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Aligarh Muslim University academic council had raised concerns over autonomy
UGC has assured the university that it will retains its decision-making powers

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has decided to adopt the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for undergraduate courses in the current academic session, university sources said.

The decision was taken after AMU's academic council discussed a letter sent by the UGC to the university earlier this month allaying certain concerns raised by the varsity regarding any likely erosion of the institution's autonomy because of CUET.

The UGC assured AMU that while it will use the test score of CUET, its provisions for admission, including internal reservation, vice-chancellor's nomination to various categories and admission to students of bridge courses and madrasas, will remain unaffected, a varsity spokesman said.

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The university will hold its own counselling session and will conduct its admission test for Class XII, BTech, postgraduate courses, diploma courses and all other courses not covered in CUET, he said.

According to the recommendations of a committee approved by the academic council, the university will conduct its own counselling as in the past.

Candidates of the madrasas/institutions recognised by the AMU will also be eligible to take admission on the basis of CUET score if they fulfil the eligibility criteria laid down in the university’s Guide to Admission.

Students who have graduated from the AMU bridge course (CEPECAMI) will be eligible for admission on the basis of CUET score if they fulfil the eligibility criteria.

The internal quota and all nomination quotas (Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe, backward class, children of the university employees, children of alumni, children of central government employees) will remain intact.

The meeting was presided over by the vice-chancellor and attended by the registrar, controller of examinations, deans of faculties, principal of colleges, chairmen/chairpersons of departments, directors of centres and other Academic Council members, the sources said.

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