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Amid CUET delay, JNU teachers demand restoration of univ’s own admission process | Education

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 scheduled 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 had announced earlier this year that it would conduct admission to all undergraduate and postgraduate courses through CUET.

JNUTA said there have been repeated delays due to the university’s dependence on the NTA for conducting the entrance exams.

“GBM demands that the university withdraws from the agreement with the NTA and immediately reinstates JNU’s own time-tested admission procedures and institutional framework such as the Standing Committee on Admissions,” it said.

The second phase of CUET-Undergraduate, which began last Thursday, was riddled with glitches, causing trouble to the students who were sent back from the examination centres.

On Thursday, the first shift exam was canceled at several centers in 17 states, while the second shift exam was canceled at all 489 centers. On Friday, the examination was canceled at 50 centres.

Anticipating a similar situation on Saturday, the agency canceled CUET-UG for the day at 53 centres.

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