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NTA opens enrollment window for universities and colleges willing to admit students through CUCET

The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Friday started the registration of central universities as well as public, private, reputable and other universities for the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) 2022. Interested institutes can s register on the official website at nta.ac.in. Through registration, candidates can apply for the 2022 CUCET exam for 2022-23 undergraduate admissions. The registration process opened today, April 1st.

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Now, CUET will not only be organized for admission to central and state universities, but also be a gateway for admission to private and reputable universities. Previously, in a letter to various private and public universities, the University Grants Commission (UGC) requested them to use the Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET) score for undergraduate admissions for the academic session 2022-2023. In its letter was written to public, reputable and private universities, UGC suggested adopting the CUET process for the next term to avoid the hassle of students appearing on multiple exams, as reported by news18.

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The NTA will also consider holding the CUET exam twice a year starting from the next session, University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Jagadesh Kumar ahd said.

Most universities, including CUET, claim this will lead to a culture of coaching. Several private schools and parents opposed this decision. Recently, an association of private schools wrote a letter to the Union Minister of Education, expressing concern that the introduction of CUET. They claimed that CUET will encourage the “culture of coaching” among students. It comes after UGC President Jagadesh Kumar said on Monday that Central Universities will have to use CUET scores to admit students to undergraduate programs and not Class 12 grades.

Meanwhile, the National Progressive Schools Conference (NPSC), an association of senior secondary school principals in India and abroad, hailed the move and said it will “remove the stress of appearing in multiple tests entrance” for students, she also pointed out some various concerns, including that it could encourage the culture of coaching.

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