A panel of several vice-chancellors appointed by Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal have submitted their final report regarding the common admission procedure that has been recommended for all the central universities in India.
The panel headed by former Jawaharlal Nehru University vice chancellor B.B. Bhattacharya, has finalized that good under-graduate scores would remove half the pressure on a student of securing a post graduate seat in a central university. 50% weightage will be given to the previous academic performance of a student and the rest will be given to performance in the common entrance test.
A final discussion by the vice chancellors on the blue print for the common admissions will be held on 25 and 26 March 2011.Kapil Sibal has also planned common admissions to M.Phil. and Ph.D programmes at all of India's 40 central universities from the upcoming academic session of 2011. According to the plans by the HRD ministry, the common entrance test for universities will also be extended for master's programmes in the year 2012 and to undergraduate programmes from the year 2013.Currently admissions to central universities rely on admission test for selecting students to be admitted for masters, M.Phil and Ph.D programmes. No specific weightage is given to
scores achieved by students in previous programmes.