The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has also decided to cancel the Class 12 board exams this year in view of the COVID-19 situation, according to its secretary Gerry Arathoon.
Delhi University (DU) acting vice-chancellor PC Joshi said that a discussion will be held with the university’s admission committee and academic council to finalize the process of admission to undergraduate courses.
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About 98 percent of DU applicants are students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
“There will be some way to judge merit. These are exceptional circumstances. Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) can be a good approach as it will be based on all India merit. DU will not compromise on merit. We will adjust to the new situation. Let’s take a look and see what methodology is to be developed. We will wait and see what criteria the boards come up with for evaluating students,” Joshi said.
Joshi is a member of the CUCET committee, which submitted its report to the education ministry. The decision to conduct a common entrance test for all central universities is pending.
Ambedkar University, which also offers admissions on the basis of cut-off like DU, said in a statement that this is a “timely and welcome decision by the government”.
“This will help the university to complete the admission process on time and start the next academic session on time. CBSE will provide class 12 results. The process of admission to undergraduate programs will be merit-based, as has been done so far. last academic session,” it said.
Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and IP University conducted the entrance exams and said that the decision to cancel the board exams will not have much impact on their admission process.
JNU vice-chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar said the decision taken regarding the Class 12 exams is “practical and rational”, given the fact that the Covid pandemic is a once in a century event. He said that the health and safety of the students is paramount.
“In most higher educational institutions (HEIs) like JNU, admission to undergraduate programs is through an entrance test. We will conduct entrance exams whenever it is safe for students to write it,” Kumar said.
He said that if there is a delay in the entrance examination due to the pandemic situation and if the admission is done at a later date than usual, the university will definitely revise its academic calendar to take care of the lost time, without compromising on academic rigor. will adjust.
“In HEI, where undergraduate admission is based on 12th standard marks, universities can devise appropriate procedures for admissions, which are fair and transparent. We need to find optimal solutions instead of worrying about the challenges posed by the pandemic. Our Indian education system is capable of meeting these challenges.”
A Jamia official said that with the uncertainty of the board exams being over, the entrance exams are expected to be conducted on time.
Jamia’s media coordinator and public relations officer Ahmed Azim said that admission is given on the basis of entrance exam results.
“Under CBSE evaluation criteria, marks will be awarded. If a student fulfills the eligibility criteria after CBSE evaluation, they will be able to take the entrance test,” he said.
IP University vice-chancellor Mahesh Verma said the cancellation of board exams will not affect the admission process as admissions are made through the online Common Entrance Test (CET).
“We just need the students to qualify their exam and it will make them eligible for the entrance test. We give an opportunity to everyone. Earlier, we used to do it offline, but from last year, we started conducting it online. To see how we operate it this year and when it will happen.”
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