Since there is no common counseling or common admission process to fill the seats, the action will now be shifted to the participating universities. “As soon as we can publish the results, the same data will also be simultaneously available for the 90 universities that adopted CUET for admission to their degree programs. From this point, the NTA has no role,” said a senior NTA official.
University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman M Jagadesh Kumar suggests that students now visit the websites and admission portals of the colleges they are interested in getting into. “Students should visit the admission portals of individual universities and fill their online applications. along with the required documentation. NTA will provide students’ scores to participating universities for verification,” he said The Indian Express.
“There is no centralized admission process either by NTA or UGC. Individual universities will conduct their own admission and counseling process,” he added.
Some central universities have already opened their admission portals. Delhi University, for instance, launched its centralized Common Seat Allocation (CSAS) portal for undergraduate admissions on Monday. Candidates who have appeared in CUET and are keen to study in DU must register on the portal. The registration period ends on October 3. The largest number of candidates who applied for CUET had indicated DU as their preferred college.
“The announcement of the result does not change anything immediately for DU aspirants. They should continue the registration as advised. The university will get NTA result data and use it to prepare the program merit list based on the total number of candidates who have registered with us before 3rd October. My only suggestion for DU aspirants right now is to fill your program preference. and colleges carefully on the CSAS portal,” said DU Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh The Indian Express.
There are, however, other universities that will decide the next step after the results are officially announced. Banaras Hindu University, which is the second preferred choice of CUET candidates, will hold a meeting today evening to take a call on how to move forward.
“Students who have already indicated their program and preference of BHU at the time of CUET registration do not need to reapply to our university, I believe. However, a final decision will be taken today. The my suggestion to the candidates is to keep checking our official website http://www.bhuonline.in for all the latest updates regarding admission to our degree program,” said a senior BHU official.
Asked whether UGC would help universities prepare their merit lists based on CUET score, Kumar said, “Universities have a lot of experience in organizing the admission process in an open and transparent manner. If any university needing help in this regard can contact the UGC.”
CUET is the first single gateway for admission to degree programs of all central universities. Official data available with NTA, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education, shows that 90 universities, which are using CUET scores for admissions this year, have received 58,500 applications.