Ambedkar University to adopt common entrance test for UG admissions this year

Ambedkar University to adopt common entrance test for UG admissions this year.

In the academic year 2022-2023, the university will also introduce new programmes, including a Master of Arts in Criminology and Philosophy, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Vice-Chancellor Anu Singh Lather said Thursday that the Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) will hold undergraduate admissions for the 2022-23 academic session using the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for all subjects.

AUD is a state university run by the Delhi government, with 85 percent of seats reserved for students from the Delhi NCT. State institutions, unlike central universities, are not required to use CUET. \”We\’ll be one of the first state universities to offer the CUET for undergraduate admissions.\” We had no choice but to hold entrances during Covid, and we quickly saw that it was bringing in kids who were qualified. We discovered that CUET meets our needs, and why should we not be a part of the change when the entire country is evolving through the National Education Policy?\” At a press conference on Thursday, Lather stated.

She added that CUET will apply to all supernumerary seats, with the exception of foreign students, and that its adoption will have no impact on reservation. \”We have autonomy on such administrative choices,\” Lather replied when asked if there had been discussions with the Delhi administration. On internal concerns, we don\’t need to go to the Delhi administration.\”

AUD officials said applicants would need to register first on the National Testing Agency website which is conducting the exam. Once the scores are in, they would be required to register on the AUD website as well, where an application fee would be charged. A merit list would then be prepared and admissions held accordingly.

“The application fee last year was around Rs 390 for UG and Rs 510 for PG. This will increase by around 10% this year,” said Dean Students’ Services Suresh Babu. Lather said this was being done as the university did not raise its fee during the pandemic.

Like DU, AUD also said there would be three sections of CUET 2022 in which the first section is divided into two parts. It consists of 13 languages in the first part and 20 languages in the second part. The second section would contain 27 domain-specific topics, and the third section would be based on general knowledge.

As for eligibility criteria, the V-C said most courses would require 50% marks in the board exams, apart from the CUET score which will be calculated based on the best performance of students in the papers they appear for. There is an exception for BVoc courses, for which only pass marks are the criteria in terms of school marks.

For admissions in BA (Hons) English and Maths, applicants also need to have scored a minimum of 65% in these subjects in their class 12 exams, apart from other eligibility criteria. For admissions to BA (Hons) in Hindi, English and Maths, applicants will necessarily need to give CUET in the given subjects.

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