First CET by 7 universities gets good response

Last Updated: Monday, June 21, 2010 - 17:52

New Delhi: The first common entrance test
conducted by seven new central universities has received
encouraging response with nearly 6,000 candidates successfully
appearing in the test.

The central universities of Bihar, Jharkhand, Tamil
Nadu, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kashmir and Kerala successfully
conducted the first-ever Central University Common Entrance
Test (CUCET) on June 19 and 20.

The test was conducted in 30 centres in seven states.
Nearly 6,000 candidates had applied for 37 programmes like
Business administration, Computer technology, Development
studies, Animal sciences, Economics and languages offered by
these universities, official sources said.

The central universities of Jharkhand, Karnataka and
Tamil Nadu are offering five-year Integrated MA/MSc
programmes.

The last date for submission of application forms was
extended from May 31 to June 12.

Srinagar and Jaipur centres registered a significantly
high number of more than 800 candidates each. The other
preferred centres are Patna, Kasargod, Brambe (Jharkhand),
Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Thiruvarur and Thiruvananthapuram.

Conduct of CUCET with seven participating central
universities has ensured the realisation of a single window
opportunity for candidates to write and seek admission through
a common test.

PTI



First Published: Monday, June 21, 2010 - 17:52

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