The National Testing Agency (NTA) has commenced the online application process for the Common University Entrance Test or CUET PG 2022. Candidates desiring to apply must complete the online application process by June 18, 2022. A total of 42 central, state and deemed universities are participating in CUET PG 2022. The list also includes the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The entrance exam will tentatively be conducted in the third week of July, 2022.
Till 2021, JNU has been conducting its admission to various courses via the JNU Entrance Exam or JNUEE. However, from this year onwards, the University has adopted the CUET 2022 exam to conduct the admission process, mainly for the UG and PG courses. In this regard, the University has also issued an official notice on its website stating that ‘Admission to PG and Advance Diploma of Proficiency Programmes in JNU for the Academic Session 2022-23 will be held through Common University Entrance Test (CUET) PG-2022 to be conducted by NTA’.
DU and JMI to Refrain from CUET PG 2022
Soon after the announcement of CUET PG 2022, Delhi University (DU) and Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI) declared that their admission process will not be conducted via the centralized entrance exam. According to the officials at both the esteemed universities, the admission process for the PG courses has already begun. As such, it will not be possible to change the course of admission within a short notice. In this regard, the UGC chairman, M. Jagadesh Kumar has already mentioned that CUET PG 2022 is not compulsory to be adopted by all central universities.
DU registrar Vikas Gupta had said that since the postgraduate entrance exam has not been made mandatory unlike CUET UG 2022, hence the university has decided to not opt for the test. So far, the university has been conducting its own entrance exams for the PG courses. The proposal for adopting CUET PG will be discussed with various stakeholders of the university this year. It is most likely that DU may adopt the entrance exam from next year onwards.
Similarly, for JMI, the registration process is underway and it will be difficult to reframe the admission process within a short period of time. As per the media coordinator Ahmad Azeem, JMI is about to close the application process and since CUET OG 2022 has not been made mandatory, the university will go with its own entrance exam.