Here's what universities have to say about UG admissions
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Here's what universities have to say about UG admissions

New Delhi: Due to rise in the COVID-19 cases in country, the central government recently decided that Class 12 board exams of CBSE would not be held this year. The decision was taken in view of the uncertain conditions due to COVID-19 and the feedback obtained from various stakeholders.

Followed by CBSE and CICSE, several states also cancelled Class 12 board exams. While holding Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is proposed for admission to Central universities, the ministry is yet to decide on the fate of the CUCET and a decision in this regard is expected after the CBSE announces its alternative assessment criteria for class 12 boards.

Here's what the administration of JNU, DU and Jamia Millia have to say about the admission process:

Delhi University

The Delhi University is likely to begin registrations for admission to entrance test-based and postgraduate courses in the third week of July, at least a week prior to starting the process for the remaining merit-based undergraduate courses, a senior official said on Monday. The Supreme Court had on June 24 directed all state boards to declare the internal assessment results of Class 12 by July 31 and gave them 10 days to formulate and notify their evaluation schemes.

Rajeev Gupta, chairman, DU admissions, told PTI, "We might start the registration process (for admissions) by the third week of July. There are chances that we might start the registration process for the nine entrance-based courses and postgraduate courses by that time in the first phase and then the registration process for the merit-based courses. The gap between the two phases won't be more than a week or 10 days."

He, however, said there is a possibility that all state boards may not declare Class 12 results by July 31.

Jamia Millia Islamia

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and IP University hold entrance tests and said the decision to cancel the board exams will not have much of an impact on their admission procedure.

As per website, tentative dates are as follows:

Availability of Online Prospectus: May 17, 2021
Availability of Online Admission Forms: May 17, 2021 to June 30, 2021
Opening of forms for editing July 1, 2021 to July 5, 2021
Date of Issue of Admit Cards: July 15, 2021 onwards
Commencement of Entrance Test: July 26, 2021 onwards
Last Date for submitting Qualifying Exam result: September 30, 2021

Jawaharlal Nehru University

JNU admits students to its undergraduate and postgraduate courses through the JNU Entrance Exam (JNUEE). JNU vice-chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar said, "We will conduct the entrance examination whenever it is safe for the students to write it."

If the entrance test is delayed due to the pandemic situation and if the admissions are done at a later date than usual, the university will surely adjust its academic calendar to take care of the lost time, without compromising the academic rigour, he added.

"In HEIs, where the undergraduate admission is based on 12th-standard marks, the universities can devise appropriate procedures for admission, which are fair and transparent. We need to find optimal solutions rather than feel anxious about the challenges posed by the pandemic. Our Indian education system is capable of meeting these challenges," Kumar said.

Meanwhile, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has not yet started the registration process for JNUEE 2021.

IP University

The IP University has released the application form for this year's admissions. Candidates can register themselves at

The last date to apply is July 15. Admissions are open for UG, PG, PhD and MPhil courses for both Indian and international students.

Admission in BTech, BArch, and medical courses is done on the basis of JEE Main, NATA and NEET scores. Students willing to join BCA, BSc, Bed, BPT, BOT, BPO, BBA, BA, BHCT will have to appear for the Common Entrance Test (CET). Admission will be done based on performance in the entrance test.

Mayank Mehra, a student from Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya who is awaiting his 12th result said, "I had prepared for my boards, but they got cancelled. Now I am worried about my admissions, I hope the process is fair and my career is not hampered because of the current situation."