Aligarh: Academic Council (AC) of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) today approved the proposal of joining the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for undergraduate courses for the current academic session.
The AC meeting accepted the recommendations of the committee constituted by the Academic Council in December to deliberate upon all the aspects of the issue. The AMU Vice Chancellor had sent a detailed letter seeking clarification on several counts and the Additional Secretary (Higher Education), Ministry of Education addressed the points raised by the University.
The Committee discussed the letter and resolved that the University will use the test score of CUET, but the University’s provisions for admissions including internal reservation, Vice Chancellor’s nomination to various categories and admissions to students of Bridge Course and Madrasas will remain unaffected. The University will hold its own counseling session and it will conduct its admission test for B. Tech, Postgraduate Courses, Class XI, Diploma Courses, Schools and all other courses not in CUET.
According to the recommendations of the committee approved by the Academic Council: The University will conduct its own counselling—as it has been doing during the past years, candidates of the Madaris/ Institutions recognised by AMU as per procedure will also be eligible to take admission on the basis of CUET score—if they fulfill laid down eligibility conditions in the Guide to Admission of AMU and students who have graduated the AMU Bridge Course (CEPECAMI) will be eligible to take admission on the basis of CUET score, if they fulfill the laid down eligibility conditions of AMU.
The internal quota and all nomination quotas (Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe, Backward Class, Children of University Employees, Children of Alumni, Children of Central Government Employees recently posted/transferred to Aligarh, belonging to Distant State/ Union Territory, Physically Challenged, NCC Cadet, Outstanding Sportsperson, Outstanding Debater, Children of Armed Forces who died in combat) shall remain intact.
The Academic Council also discussed in detail and approved the recommendation of the Admission Committee for intake and eligibility of various courses for the academic session 2022-23.
The meeting was presided over by the Vice Chancellor and attended by the Registrar, Controller of Examinations, Deans of Faculties, Principal of Colleges, Chairmen/ Chairpersons of Departments, Directors of Centres and other Academic Council members.