After implementation of common entrance examination for IITs, the Ministry of human resource development (MHRD) is working on a single entrance test to undergraduate programmes for central universities across country.
According to sources, Vice chancellors' of the central universities have agreed to work towards a common entrance examination for admission. The proposed examination plan was discussed during the vice chancellor's retreat held recently in Chandigarh. Sources informed that broadly concerns related to issues such as the scale of the examination, the impact on the quality of students.
At present, there are 42 central universities in the country. Out of which, seven central universities- Bihar, Jammu, Jharkhand, Kashmir, Kerala, Rajasthan & Tamil Nadu are already carrying out a limited common entrance test.
According to a report, the task of preparing a policy document and explaining the proposed examination, has been entrusted to the vice chancellor of the Central University of Tamil Nadu- BP Sanjay. The ministry has also made it clear that minority central universities like Aligarh Muslim University and some other unique universities such as the Indian maritime University may opt out of participating in the common examination.