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Cotton University signs up’s with NTA’s CUET-UG and also adopts NEP 2020-based 4-Year UG Program

Cotton University has released notification about the admission process for 2023-24 session and updates on academic programs based on NEP 2020.

Guwahati: Before all else, Cotton University has become the first state university to enroll itself with the National Testing Agency (NTA) based Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for admission to various Undergraduate programs available at the university.

Now the Cotton University of Assam has also become one of the participating Universities of CUET through which students across the country can appear for the CUET exam and seek admission. The merit list for the Cotton University UG admission will now be based on the CUET score. Till the 2022-23 session, admission to UG courses in Cotton University was based on the scores obtained on the last qualifying exam i.e class 12th or equivalent exams.

Also read: CUET UG 2023 dates announced; check exam pattern, eligibility, and more; apply now

Candidates aspiring for UG admission to Cotton University have to now apply and appear for the CUET exam and in addition, apply at the Cotton University portal also.

Cotton University admission 2023 criteria

The following common criteria for admission shall be applicable to all UG programs of the University:

  • Candidates must appear in CUET in the subject combination mapped to each program they wish to be considered for admission.
  • Merit list will be prepared based on the CUET scores of the best 4 (four) subjects mapped to the concerned program of study. The respective combinations mapped to each program can be found in the Annexure.
  • Candidates must get a minimum CUET score of 30% in any one language among the following- English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.
  • Passing the 12th or equivalent Board examination is a primary eligibility condition for admission and a candidate must also submit an online application through the admission portal of the Cotton University website. The notification for activation of the link for the online application shall be published at a later date.

New Four-Year UG Program (FYUGP)

Also, all UG Honours programs from 2023-24 onwards will follow the NEP 2020-based Four-Year UG Programme (FYUGP), which is an 8-semester (4-year) program of 160 credits with multiple exit and entry options at the successful completion of courses assigned at the end of each year.

  • Students who opt to exit after completion of the first year and have secured 40 credits will be awarded a UG certificate if, in addition, they complete one vocational course of 4 credits during the summer vacation of the first year.
  • Students who opt to exit after completion of the second year and have secured 80 credits will be awarded the UG diploma if, in addition, they complete one vocational course of 4 credits during the summer vacation of the second year.
  • Students are allowed to re-enter the degree program within three years and complete the degree program within the stipulated maximum period of seven years.
  • Students who opt to exit after completion of the third year and have secured 120 credits will be eligible for the UG degree in the Major discipline without Honours.

CUET UG 2023: Important Dates & Links

Starting of Online registrations09 February 2023
Last date for submission of Application forms12 March 2023
Correction window15 March to 18 March 2023
Announcement of the City of Examination30 April 2023
Release of Admit CardsThe second week of May 2023
Dates of Examination21 to 31 May 2023 (Reserve dates: 01 to 07 June 2023)
Official SiteClick here
SyllabusClick here
Information BulletinClick here

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Partha Pratim Das

Partha is a Co-Founder of Bohikitap. He has recently completed his post graduation in Mathematics. He has been a member of Bohikitap since the very beginning and contributes to content preparations and management. He keeps a good interest in music and sports as well.
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