Students can choose maximum of 10 options
GUWAHATI: The Assam State Higher Education Admission Portal under the SAMARTH-e Gov portal for admission to undergraduate (UG) programmes of the Union Government was officially launched on Wednesday for the convenience of students for admission in all state universities and government-aided higher education institutions across the state. Education Minister Ranoj Pegu launched the portal.
Pegu said at the inaugural event that students will be able to enroll in every institution of higher learning in the state through this portal starting this academic year. He also mentioned that the number of students in higher education institutions is increasing every year. In addition, as a result of one student applying for admission to several colleges at the same time on the basis of merit, other students face difficulties in getting admission to those institutions or are left behind. However, with this portal, students will no longer face this problem.
Further, the minister also said that the portal will now provide a common database of students to the higher education department in higher education institutions. This will help in assessing and planning the quality of education in the future. The objectives of this portal are to leverage digital technologies to define and govern administrative processes. It seamlessly delivers quality services to students, staff, and other stakeholders. It collaborates with other institutions to evolve best practices and efficient procedures for operations, management, and good governance.
Samarth is an initiative by the Ministry of Education to create a common portal for admission into colleges and universities for undergraduate programmes by the state government. It works with the aim of enabling universities and higher education institutions (HEIs) through a digital framework for planning, management, delivery, and monitoring of services for students, staff, and other stakeholders. The project provides HEIs with a fully managed, cloud-based, comprehensive ERP that is custom built for the country’s HEIs.
The students have to go through the admission process only through Samarth. Technically, students can also be boarded after admission. Students have to sign in and upload all credentials as per the requirement, and a unique ID will be generated. By using the unique ID, he or she can apply to up to 10 departments or institutions with this ID. Once admission is taken for one, the other options will be deactivated. The problem of students occupying seats in different colleges by themselves will be eliminated. Following the admission process, the examination module will be activated, and therefore the entire life cycle of a student, from admission to certification, will be seamlessly done through a single platform. Students can apply for admission to a maximum of 10 options (for example, the same major in 10 colleges, 10 different majors in one college, or 10 different majors in 10 different colleges).
The colleges and universities will publish their first merit lists on July 4, 2023. The offline admission of the first merit list will close on July 7, 2023. The colleges and universities will publish the second merit list on July 8, 2023. The offline admissions for the second merit list will close on July 11, 2023. The colleges and universities will publish their third merit lists on July 12, which will close on July 15 after the offline admission of the students. The spot offline admission will be on July 17 and 18, 2023.
Advisor to the Education Department Dr. Nanigopal Mahanta, Additional Chief Secretary to the Higher Education Department BR Samal and other Principals of various colleges attended the inauguration event.