Contrary to its name, the Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is not limited to admissions to central universities only, however, during the first year of the entrance examination launch, until At 44 Central Universities, 12 State Universities, 11 Deemed Universities and 19 Private Universities will use the CUET score for admissions.
More than 10 lakh students across India will be competing for admissions under this entry, according to data shared by UGC President. The most popular among the colleges is the University of Delhi, which reportedly received over 6,000 applications.
Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is also on the list of most chosen colleges under CUCET as 3.94 lakh students applied for admission to the university followed by Allahabad University with 2.31 lakh demands, as reported by The Indian Express.
|University||Number of applications|
|Hindu University of Benares||3.94 lakh|
|Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University||1.49 million|
|Jamia Millia Islamia||1.21 million|
|Jawaharlal Nehru University||57,000|
DU which leads by a wide margin among universities has outdone itself. Last year, the university received over 3.5 lakh applications for admission to undergraduate courses.
Jamia Millia Islamia University, which only accepts CUCET score for limited courses, received 1.21 lakh applications and Jawaharlal Nehru University, which is more popular for its postgraduate courses, received 57,000. applications for undergraduate courses, according to the report.
Among the state universities, Ambedkar University, Delhi is the top pick with up to 1.28 lakh applications, followed by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, UP with 97,376 applications. The Meerut-based IIMT received 1.37 applications, becoming the top draw among private universities, according to the report citing UGC data.
At the state level, continuing early trends, it is the northern regions that have shown strong interest while enrollment remains low in the south.
The peak number of registrations came from Uttar Pradesh followed by Delhi (1.5 lakh registrations), Bihar (83,672), Haryana (69,349), Madhya Pradesh (62,394), Rajasthan (48,016). Among the southern states, Kerala accounts for 40,476 applications, followed by Tamil Nadu with 16,590 applications, according to the report.
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