No common entrance test for state universities this year

Odisha state public universities will not join the central universities in India to offer admission to students who come via the Common University Entrance Test (CUET). These higher education institutions will continue the admission process through the existing norms, writes Hemanta Pradhan for The Times of India.

Though the University Grants Commission is encouraging universities to follow this new admission process from the 2022-23 academic session, institutions can take their decision on the matter independently. Official sources said the higher education department is not keen in taking part in the CUET process. The state does not conduct any common entrance test for students who want to apply for admission in undergraduate courses in state public universities and its affiliated colleges. The students are being selected on the basis of the marks or grades obtained from Class XII.

“We have created a platform like the student academic management system (SAMS) to manage admission processes in colleges and universities. A common postgraduate entrance test (CPET) is already there in Odisha for admission of students in postgraduate courses. We do not feel any need for CUET,” said an official involved in the decision-making process of the department.
Full report on The Times of India site