The Academic Council (AC) of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Saturday approved the proposal to join the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for undergraduate courses for the current academic session.
According to an official statement, the board meeting accepted the recommendations of the committee it set up in December to deliberate on all aspects of the issue.
Earlier, WBU Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor sent a detailed letter seeking clarification on several points, and the Additional Secretary (Higher Education) of the Ministry of Education addressed the points raised by the university.
The committee discussed the letter and decided that the University would use the CUET test result, but the University’s arrangements for admissions, including internal reservation, appointment of vice-chancellor in various categories, and admissions to students of the Bridge course and madrasas will remain unchanged. The University will hold its own counseling session and conduct its admission test for B. Tech, postgraduate courses, Class XI, degree courses, schools, and all other courses not registered with CUET.
The university’s spokesman, Prof Shafey Kidwai, said that according to the recommendations of the committee approved by the Board, the university will conduct its own advice – as has been the practice in the past – of candidates from madarsas / institutions recognized by AMU in accordance with the procedure will also be eligible for admission based on CUET score provided they meet the eligibility requirements of the AMU Admissions Guide. Students who have graduated from the AMU Gateway Course (CEPECAMI) will also be eligible for admission based on the CUET score if they meet the eligibility criteria.
The internal quota and all nomination quotas (Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe, Backward Class, Children of University Employees, Children of Alumni, Children of Central Government Employees recently assigned/transferred to Aligarh, Belonging to Distant State/Union Territory, Physically Handicapped, NCC Cadet, Sportsman Distinguished, Debtor Distinguished, Child Armed Forces Dead in Action) remain intact.