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Foreign, NRI, OCI candidates can also apply for CUET (UG) 2023: UGC

Written by  Shgun S -- February 24th 2023 10:16 PM
Foreign, NRI, OCI candidates can also apply for CUET (UG) 2023: UGC

Foreign, NRI, OCI candidates can also apply for CUET (UG) 2023: UGC

New Delhi, February 24: Foreign candidates, NRI, and OCI candidates could also apply for CUET (UG) - 2023 and they can also appear in any of the 24 cities outside India as per details given on CUET website, Chairman of the University Grants Commission M Jagadesh Kumar said on Friday.

"However, all Foreign candidates, NRI, and OCI candidates are advised to visit the website of the University / Institution / Organization where admission is sought and go through their relevant Guidelines in this regard and be guided accordingly," the UGC Chairman added.

"UGC also has informed all the universities through "Guidelines for Admission and Supernumerary seats of International Students in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes in Higher Educational Institutions in India" dated September 30 2022 that Higher Education Institutions may adopt a transparent admission process for admitting international students. No need to use the CUET score. The seats for foreign nationals in UG and PG programs are 25 per cent supernumerary seats. In Ph.D. program, each faculty member can take 2 additional students over and above the limit prescribed by UGC," he further said.

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According to the UGC Chairman, admissions to all Undergraduate Programs at the University of Delhi will be based on CUET (UG) - 2023 scores, with the exception of admissions to the School of Open Learning (SOL), NonCollegiate Women Education Board (NCWEB), and Foreign Nationals.

"In the online Application Form of CUET (UG) - 2023, candidates need to select Nationality in the dropdown either Indian, OCI, NRI or Foreign. Moreover, to facilitate the Foreign, OCI and NRI Candidates, CUET (UG) - 2023 will also be conducted in 24 cities outside India as per details given on the CUET website."

"In case any candidate faces difficulty in applying for CUET (UG) - 2023, he/she may contact the NTA website(s) and for the latest updates regarding the exam," UGC added.

The UGC also stated that the university/organization/institution may have different admission policies for foreign candidates, NRI candidates, and OCI candidates. These candidates must review the policies of the respective University / Institution / Organization website regarding quota, category, relaxation, reservations, qualification, subject combinations, preferences, and so on.

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