Published: 10th August 2022
Amid CUET delay, JNUTA demands restoration of the varsity's own admission procedure
This move comes amid the rescheduling of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET UG), conducted by the NTA
The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers' Association (JNUTA) has expressed concerns over the delay in admissions and demanded that the institution restore its time-tested admission procedure instead of relying on the National Testing Agency (NTA).
This comes amid the rescheduling of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET UG), conducted by the NTA, as stated in a report by PTI. The CUET UG 2022, which was scheduled to end on August 20, will now conclude on August 28.
The JNU teachers' organisation passed a resolution on Monday, August 8 during its general body meeting, urging the university to withdraw from the agreement with the NTA. Previously, JNU used to admit students to undergraduate courses through subjective exams conducted by it.
From 2019, however, it started admitting students through the JNU Entrance examination conducted by the NTA. The university announced earlier this year that it would conduct admissions to all undergraduate and postgraduate courses through the CUET, as per PTI.
Reasons for their demands
The JNUTA said that the university's reliance on the NTA for conducting admission tests has resulted in multiple delays. "The General Body Meeting (GBM) demands that the university withdraw from the agreement with the NTA and immediately restore JNU's own time-tested admission procedures and institutional structures such as the Standing Committee on Admissions," it added, as per PTI.
The second phase of CUET Undergraduate, which began last Thursday, August 4, was marred with glitches, causing trouble to students who were sent back from exam centres. On Thursday, August 4, the first shift of the exam was cancelled at several centres across 17 states, while the second shift was cancelled at all 489 centres.
On Friday, August 5, the exam was cancelled at 50 centres. Anticipating a similar situation on Saturday, August 6, the agency cancelled the CUET UG for the day at 53 centres.