According to the AMU spokesperson, the request was presented to the University’s academic council. It was agreed that they would maintain the status quo until the case was settled in court.
The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will not admit new students through the common entrance test, according to university administrators.
According to a university spokesperson, “We are pursuing a case in the Supreme Court against an Allahabad High Court judgement rejecting minority status to AMU. The Supreme Court granted status quo to AMU. The university will maintain the status quo on its admission policy as the case of minority status is sub-judice.” “
According to the spokesperson, the request was presented to the University’s academic council. It was agreed that they would maintain the status quo until the case was settled in court.
It is sub-judice whether AMU is a minority institute or not. Article 30 of the constitution says that minority institutes have the right to establish and control educational institutions. The constitution says, “All minorities, whether based on religion or language, shall have the right to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice.”
A ministry source told Hindustan Times that CUET would consider the needs of minority institutes. When admission tests for medical and engineering degrees were originally implemented, the ministry took into account the concerns of minority institutes. They will do the same with CUET.
What exactly is CUET?
In 2010, the Central Universities Common Entrance Test was introduced for the first time. A year after government established 12 new central universities under the Central Institutions Act of 2009.
In 2020, the UGC formed a seven-member committee led by R P Tiwari to investigate the execution of the same.
At the moment, the test is divided into two sections, each of which has multiple-choice questions (MCQs). The first section assesses the students’ language skills, general awareness, mathematical ability, and analytical abilities. The second section assesses main subject.