All the universities affiliated to the University Grants Commission (UGC) have been issued instructions to put into place, 'Online Admission System' for all the programmes offered by them. According to PTI reports, the institutes are now working on the summative evaluation for the current academic session. Preparations for the next academic session commencing from June-July, 2016 will soon be done by the colleges.
The UGC chairman, Ved Prakash has asked all the universities to give 'top priority' in making their 'Admission System Online' for all the programmes offered. This step taken by the UGC will ensure greater efficiency as well as it will promote transparency in the functioning of the institution.
Also, it will facilitate the students and parents to make informed choices. For example, the candidates who have already made their admission process online will have to inform UGC about the extent to which their admission process is currently online.
In case the university has fully implemented the online admission, it may indicate a descriptor of the software used and also mention the process adopted for the online admission.
If the admissions are not done online, or is only partially online, then they have to indicate the steps proposed by their university for converting it into a complete online mode from the academic session 2016-17.
The universities have also been informed by the UGC that the progress made by them in implementing the online admissions will be reviewed in a meeting, scheduled for early January, 2016. Accordingly, universities are requested to initiate urgent steps for online admissions.