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Gauhati University says "no" to Common Entrance Test for PG admissions amid COVID concerns

Gauhati University, at the same time, has set a tentative date of July 15 for the opening of the online admission portal

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Jun 2020 11:29 AM GMT

Guwahati: Amid rising concerns due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the administration of Gauhati University (GU) has decided not to hold common entrance test for the post-graduate admissions set for July.

A notification issued by the University read, "There will be no common entrance test for admission into any postgraduate courses both for the university departments and affiliated colleges of the university for the session 2020-2021. Admissions will be based strictly on the performance and eligibility criteria of the respective qualifying examination." It needs mention here that last year, around 20,000 candidates had appeared for the CET.

The University, in its notification, proclaimed that 80% of the post-graduate seats will be reserved for GU students, while the rest will be available to those from other universities. At the same time, the University has given a tentative date of July 15 for the opening of the online admission portal.

This time, 10% of the unreserved sears will be allotted to students from the economically backward classes. Meanwhile, the Assam Government has waived off fees for the upcoming academic session (2020-2021).

It has also been reported that various colleges under the University have not been able to conduct their exams due to the ongoing crisis situation in the state.

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