With the news of CBSE board examinations cancellation, now the biggest question for the top universities is how to plan undergraduate admissions? Uncertainty about the admission process has sowed the seats of consternation and perturbation among the students. Aspirants from across the country have set their eyes on the prestigious universities, including University of Delhi (DU), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha (GGSIP) University, and Anna University among others.
Many of the universities have started the admission process by releasing the application form or entrance exam dates. Here’s the list of top universities.
University of Delhi
As per the reports, University of Delhi will start the registration process for admissions by July 15. However, the process of undergraduate admission is yet to be decided. The dates have been planned accordingly with the other state boards who would likely declare the results by then. But, the chairman of admissions, Rajeev Gupta said that the schedule is tentative.
In the early stage, it was decided to give 50 percent weightage to CUCET (Central Universities Common Entrance Test) and 50 percent weightage to the class 12 marks. But with the cancelled board exams, it is likely that the admissions this year will be merit-based. The university officials have ruled out the option of entrance exams for this year.
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Generally, Jawaharlal Nehru University conducts admission processes for its undergraduate and postgraduate courses through the JNU Entrance Exam (JNUEE). This year, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has decided to start the registration process for JNUEE in the month of June.
“We will conduct the JNU entrance examination whenever it is safe for students to write. If the entrance is delayed due to COVID and if admission happens at a later date, we’ll surely adjust our academic calendar to take care of lost time without compromising academic rigour,” JNU VC Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar had earlier told ANI.
The application form for this year’s admission has been already released in the official website (ipu,admissions.nic.in and ipu.ac.in) by the IP University. The application form is open for UG, PG, PhD and MPhil courses for both Indian and International students.
Additionally, the admission in BArch, and medical courses will be done on the basis of JEE Main, NATA and NEET scores. Students willing to join BCA, BSc, BEd, BPT, BOT, BPO, BBA, BA, BHCT will have to appear for the Common Entrance Test (CET).
Generally, the Anna University admissions to all the programmes begin in August every year. Students are selected either through entrance or merit-based. For BE/BTech courses, students have to appear for the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu. However, the registration process and exam dates for TNEA 2021 are yet to be announced.
The admission in various undergraduate courses like engineering, pharmacy, architecture, science, arts, commerce, BPEd, BArch, B.Lib.I.Sc, BSc, BA and BPharma are done through WBJEE scores. The WBJEE 2021 is scheduled to be held on July 11.
Aligarh Muslim University
The admission process have already commenced in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) for various undergraduate courses and the last date to apply is July 8. However, students who fail to register themselves on time can submit forms by paying late fees latest by July 15 at the official website – amucontrollerexams.com.
Students with awaited results of their qualifying examination are also eligible to apply for admission. However, they will be entitled to admission only if they fulfill all eligibility requirements of the concerned course of study at the time of admission.
The admission to various UG, PG and PhD courses of Osmania University are either based on merit or entrance exams. Admission to BTech, BE, BPharm is done on the basis of the Telangana State Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test (TS EAMCET) 2021, which is scheduled to be held on 5-9 July.
Students in BBA, BCom, BA, BSc and BCA are admitted based on merit lists. The process is likely to begin after the declaration of Class 12 results.
Jamia Hamdard University has already started the registration process for admissions for the academic year 2021-22. Students can register at jamiahamdard.nopaperforms and can apply upto 8 courses. The last date for submission of the online application form is July 25.
Generally, the admission is done through scores scored in national level tests such as NEET/ JEE/ CLAT. But, since these exams have been delayed, the varsity will adopt an alternative scheme for admissions which is yet to be decided. “We will be facilitating the admission process to this extraordinary situation without compromising on merit, we have devised “appropriate procedures” which are “fair and transparent” and we will surely adjust our academic calendar to take care of the lost time without compromising the academic rigour,” said Professor MA Jafri, Vice-Chancellor Jamia Hamdard.
University of Hyderabad will conduct entrance examinations for the various courses. The application process will be open from June 21 to July 20.
The entrance exams will be held online/offline at 39 centres across the country during August/September 2021. However, the university will not conduct its entrance exam at those centres where the number of applications received is less than 300. There are 2328 seats being offered for admissions to 117 courses. This includes 17 integrated courses, 46 PG courses, 10 MTech and 44 PhD programmes.