First common admission portal to be launched today in Assam
The State Government will launch the first of its kind common portal for admission into colleges and universities for undergraduate programmes.
GUWAHATI: The State Government will launch the first of its kind common portal for admission into colleges and universities for undergraduate programmes. Also first of their kind are the four-year degree courses under NEP (National Education Policy) 2020, beginning this academic session. Earlier, the students had to apply for admission to the respective colleges.
A notification issued by the Directorate of Higher Education said that, as per instructions from the government, the students would have to apply for admission through the common admission portal, Samarth E-Gov portal. According to the notification, the government will launch the portal on June 14, 2023. The notification also announced a specific timeframe for both students and colleges to apply for admission.
According to the timeline, students aspiring for admission can apply through the portal soon after its launch tomorrow, and it will remain open for admission purposes until June 29, 2023.
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.
According to sources in the Department of Higher Education, earlier students could apply separately to colleges of their choice. However, now, under the application through the common portal for admission, a student can mention options for ten colleges. The fee waiver scheme of the state government will link to the common portal for admission. All deserving students can avail of the fee waiver only when they apply through the common portal for admission.
It being a new system, the Directorate of Higher Education has asked every college and university to set up an admission helpdesk, wherein the admission module coordinator and the nodal officer can help the students.
The four-year degree courses under NEP-2020 will have eight semesters with multiple entry and exit facilities. Earlier, degree courses had six semesters.