CUET UG common counselling platform for Central Universities likely to be launched next year: UGC Chief
Several students have complained that since colleges/universities do not make their cut-offs public now, students are left blindsided in getting admissions to central universities (CU). However, the University Grants Commission (UGC) Chief, M Jagadesh Kumar, said a project for common counselling is in the pipeline.
“Next year, we may come up with common counselling for all the central universities,” M Jagadesh Kumar told indianexpress.com.
The CUET common counselling process will function almost in a similar manner to the way IITs conduct JEE (JoSAA) counselling for admission in IITs and NITs. “In that case, you (students) need to apply only on a single portal and give your choice of different universities for admission,” Kumar explained.
With this common counselling system, UGC is hoping to streamline the UG admission process. “Once that is launched, the admission process in the central universities will be much more streamlined and it will be easier for students to apply,” he said.
The portal is still under process and the UGC will announce the details soon. The counselling process will be led by a committee consisting of a few central universities.
“This will make the admission process much easier for students and there is a very little chance of seats going vacant, and students can appear for multiple universities,” Kumar added.
When asked about the current college allotment and the allegation of students being left blindsided in the process, UGC Chief assured that the authorities have tried to keep the process “completely transparent, and we try that students should know which college and course they have been allotted.”