Congress leaders handing over a memo to vice-chancellor Prof Renu Jain.
Congress leaders handing over a memo to vice-chancellor Prof Renu Jain.

Indore: In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalya (DAVV) on Friday decided to grant admission to its “non-CET courses” based on the merit of students in qualifying exams.

Non-CET courses are referred in DAVV as courses are not under the purview of common entrance test (CET), a national-level exam conducted for admission to professional courses of DAVV.

“Every year, admission in non-CET courses are conducted through departmental level exams and other courses through CET. This year, the coronavirus has derailed the examination system so we have decided to grant admission to non-CET courses based on merit of students in qualifying exams,” said DAVV registrar Anil Sharma.

That means the university has done away with departmental level exams for non-CET courses.

According to information, the university will invite applications for admission in non-CET courses in two to three days.

The online application window is likely to be opened till August-20.

As per information, around 80 courses which are not under CET are offered by around two dozen teaching departments. These courses have nearly 3000 seats.

Decision on CET later

For CET courses, the university stated that it would take a decision later as it was in talks with National Testing Agency (NTA) when a decision of promoting in colleges without exams was taken.

“The university does not want to take any unilateral decision in case of CET after engaging with the NTA for the past few months. We will keep NTA in the loop on whatever decision is taken by DAVV,” said a senior faculty member who is member of admissions committee.

A decision on the fate of CET is likely in 10 to 15 days. Meanwhile, Congress leaders led by Tejprakash Rane met vice-chancellor Prof Renu Jain and demanded a fair system for admissions to professional courses of DAVV. “CET can’t be held till coronavirus scare ends and admission can’t be granted on merit basis as students were passed in qualifying year/semester/class without exams. Therefore, the university should derive a system in which admission is granted without any favouritism,” Rane said.

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