Recently, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has decided to hold admissions through the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for eight undergraduate courses, for the upcoming session of 2022-23.
The Registrar Nazim Hussain Jaffari told the Indian Express, “we will hold entrances to eight courses through CUET. For the remaining courses, admissions will be handled through our own entrances. Once we hold admissions to these eight courses through the CUET, and once we have experience based on these courses, then we will think about what to do with rest of the courses.”
List of the courses
Six undergraduate courses from BA (Hons) are Sanskrit, Hindi, French & Francophone Studies, Spanish & Latin American Studies, History and Economics. Apart from the Honors courses, there are two other courses, B.Sc. Biotechnology and B.(Voc) Solar Energy.
“It has been decided in a meeting attended by top officials of the university that admissions for selected undergraduate courses will be done through CUET. The university has communicated it to the University Grants Commission (UGC) and National Testing Agency (NTA) about the same,” said Jamia PRO Ahmed Azeem in a statement.
Hence, students who will be applying need to fill out both forms, CUET and JMI, although UGC has not yet responded to the request.
What is CUET?
It’s the Common Universities Entrance Test, which is compulsory for undergraduate admissions at any of the 45 central universities as of now, in the country. It is a refurbished version of CUCET.
It will be divided into four sections. Sections IA and IB will be devoted to languages. There will be 50 questions in each section, of which 40 must be attempted.
Furthermore, to answer the question of having two different sections based on languages.
- Section IA is mandatory for all candidates. This test evaluates the candidate’s proficiency in English or an Indian language.
- Section IB is for candidates who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree programme in foreign languages.
In section II candidates will be given a list of 27 subjects, they wish to pursue as core subjects. Out of those 27 topics, a candidate can choose any six. Furthermore, the pattern remains the same. Section III is designed to assess general knowledge, general mental ability, current affairs, reasoning, etc.
UGC Chairperson said, “board-wise syllabus variation will also be taken into account. These exams are not going to be like the IIT ones. Experts will moderate the difficulty level and questions will be confined to class 12 syllabus alone.”