There are 45 central universities funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The syllabus of the CUET will be mirrored with the Class 12 model syllabus of the NCERT.
"How we make higher educational institutions relevant to the aspirations of the youth is the challenge that we have in front of us and the NEP lays down the pipeline to realise this," he said
The appointment orders, issued on Friday, said that his term will begin from the date of assumption of charge, or till he attains the age of 65 years, or until further orders.
Moushumi Basu, secretary of JNU Teachers' Association (JNUTA), said she was "shocked" by the decision.
Kumar, whose tenure at JNU was marred with controversies, is currently holding the charge as acting VC of the varsity, after his tenure expired last year.