BENGALURU: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has made it mandatory for universities across the country to conduct online admissions for all courses from the next academic year.
UGC has sent a circulars to the Vice-Chancellors of all universities to switch over to online mode from 2016-17.
UGC chairman Ved Prakash has stated the that move was aimed at ensuring greater efficiency and promoting transparency in the functioning of universities. Meanwhile, the UGC has requested the universities, which have already introduced the online admission system, to update it.
“If the admissions are not done online, or is only partially online, you may kindly indicate the steps proposed by your university for converting it to the complete online mode from the academic year 2016-17.” The universities have to send the progress report on implementing the online admission system in the review meeting scheduled for early January.
Karnataka Takes the Lead
In Karnataka, a few universities, including Bangalore and Mysore universities, have already introduced online admissions for post-graduate courses. The Department of Collegiate Education has also planned to conduct online admissions for under-graduate courses and it has started this on a pilot basis in government colleges in Bengaluru.
[ Online admissions for all the PG courses are being done successfully without any issues and we will update the same with the UGC B Thimme Gowda, Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore University