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JNU V-C welcomes decision to cancel Boards: ‘System capable of meeting these challenges’

Jawaharlal Nehru College Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar Wednesday welcomed the Union authorities’s choice to cancel the category XII CBSE Board exams. Asserting that the JNU will proceed to carry admissions to its undergraduate programs via entrance exams as earlier, Kumar mentioned universities that maintain admissions based mostly on class XII marks might devise “applicable procedures” that are “truthful and clear”.

“The choice taken with regard to XII normal exams is pragmatic and rational contemplating the truth that this Covid pandemic is a as soon as in a century prevalence. The well being and security of scholars are of paramount significance. In most increased academic institutes equivalent to JNU, admission into undergraduate packages is thru an entrance examination. We are going to conduct the doorway examination at any time when it’s protected for the scholars to jot down. If the doorway is delayed as a result of pandemic state of affairs and if the admission of the scholars occurs at a later date than ordinary, we are going to absolutely regulate our tutorial calendar to care for the misplaced time with out compromising the tutorial rigour,” he mentioned.

“In HEIs, the place the undergraduate admission relies on XII normal marks, universities can devise applicable procedures for admission that are truthful and clear. We have to discover optimum options slightly than really feel anxious concerning the challenges confronted as a result of Covid pandemic. Our Indian academic system is able to assembly these challenges,” mentioned Kumar.

Delhi College, which conducts its UG admissions based mostly on cut-offs decided by class XII marks, has mentioned it’s going to observe the CBSE “benefit” criterion to launch its cut-offs.

DU had earlier submitted a proposal to the College Grants Fee (UGC) to carry admissions for this 12 months by giving a 50 per cent weightage to Class XII marks and 50 per cent weightage to the CUCET (Central Universities Widespread Entrance Take a look at), whether it is held.

Nonetheless, DU’s admissions chairperson Rajeev Gupta advised The Indian The Press Reporter, “We’re dedicated to CUCET as and when it occurs.”

“The issue there too is that national-level examinations need to happen. No person can reply how the state of affairs shall be in numerous cities and whether or not this examination may be held. Within the bigger curiosity of scholars, that is the absolute best choice (to go by CBSE components),” he added.

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