The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Sunday, July 18 announced that Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) will not be conducted this year. CUCET may be implemented from the academic session 2022-23.
The admission process for this year will be the same as the past for all the central universities. The CUCET was proposed in National Education Policy (NEP) in 2020. The decision for CUCET was anticipated widely after CBSE and other state boards cancelled Class XII board examinations given the pandemic.
The CUCET 2021 was extensively demanded by the students for a fair and uniform chance at higher education in the Central Universities. Students raised their concerns over Board assessment policy for Class XII results will favour the riches and will be biased. CUCET will give a fair chance to everyone and the deserving students will get the seats in their dream colleges.
The University of Delhi also tweeted the official notice by UGC on Twitter. The notice reads,” taking into account the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic situation, the preparatory time required to conduct a test, and the need to start the new academic session without much delay. it is felt that the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) may be implemented from the Academic session 2022-23.”
The UGC notice advised all the Central Universities to continue with their admission process as per the past practice to ensure that the Academic session 2021-22 starts on time as per UGC Guidelines.
The decision has suffered a backlash and has so far not been appreciated by the students on social media.