MHRD: Common Entrance Test for UG Courses in Central Universities

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The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is planning to conduct a single entrance test  for undergraduate courses in central universities across country.

As per the sources, Vice chancellors’ of the central universities have agreed to work towards a common entrance examination for admission. The proposed examination plan was discussed during the vice chancellor’s retreat held recently in Chandigarh. some of the broader concerns are like  the issues related to the scale of examination and its  impact on the quality of students.

At present, there are 42 central universities in the country. Out of which, seven central universities- Bihar, Jammu, Jharkhand, Kashmir, Kerala, Rajasthan & Tamil Nadu are already carrying out a limited common entrance test.

BP Sanjay, Vice Chancellor, Central University  in Tamil Nadu have been assigned the task for preparing a policy document and explaining the proposed examination. The ministry has also made it clear that minority central universities like Aligarh Muslim University and some other unique universities such as the Indian maritime University may opt out of participating in the common examination.