NEW DELHI: Admissions to all Central universities in all programmes will be conducted online from the 2016 academic session so as to help students and parents make informed choice.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all Central universities to “initiate urgent steps” and put in place the online admission system. The progress achieved will be reviewed in a meeting in January. “This will not only ensure greater efficiency but also promote transparency in the functioning of the universities,” UGC Chairman Ved Prakash said in the communication to the Vice Chancellors of all Central universities.
However, the communication did not clarify if the offline process of admission would be put to an end. There are 40 Central universities in the the country.
The universities have been asked to propose the steps taken by it to convert admission held through partial online into complete online mode and consider the matter as a “top most priority”.
The development came after Higher Education Secretary V S Oberoi wrote to the UGC Chairman last week in this regard.
The move is expected to end complaints of irregularities in the admission process. Cases of students going to court after the publication of admission list are not new.