JNU Admission 2022: The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) has expressed concern over the delay in admissions and demanded that the institute restore its time-tested admission process instead of relying on the National Testing Agency.
This comes amid the rescheduling of Common University Entrance Test (CUET)-UG conducted by NTA. CUET-UG, which was supposed to end on August 20, will now end on August 28. The JNU Teachers’ Association passed a resolution during its general body meeting on Monday, urging the university to withdraw from the agreement with the NTA.
Earlier, JNU used to admit students to undergraduate courses through subjective examinations conducted by it. However from 2019, it started admitting students through the JNU entrance exam conducted by NTA. The university announced earlier this year that it would conduct admissions to all undergraduate and postgraduate courses through CUET.
JNU Admission 2022 Delay:
The JNUTA said the university’s reliance on the NTA for conducting admission tests has resulted in repeated delays.
“The 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.
The second phase of CUET-Undergraduate, which began last Thursday, was marred with glitches, causing trouble to students who were sent back from exam centres.
On Thursday, 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, the exam was cancelled at 50 centres.
Anticipating a similar situation on Saturday, the agency cancelled the CUET-UG for the day at 53 centres.
Jawaharlal Nehru University is a public central major research university located in New Delhi, India. It was established in 1969 and named after Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister. The university is known for leading faculties and research emphasis on social sciences and applied sciences.