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AU to arrange entry for PG, PhD, professional courses; Admissions to UG will take place through CUET-2022

Allahabad University (AU) will conduct an entrance test at its own level for admission to postgraduate, doctoral and professional courses including LLB in the university and its constituent colleges for the upcoming session academic (2022-23).

It is expected that tenders will be launched for the conduct of the entrance examination which the AU will organize this week. Once the agency is selected, the application process will also be launched, officials said.

Admission to undergraduate courses in universities and colleges, however, will only be through the Common University Entrance Test (CUET)-2022 and for which applications are being accepted now, officials said.

This was decided during an admissions committee meeting chaired by the AU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sangita Srivastava.

AU Undergraduate Admission Test Chair Professor JK Pati of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences said AU will hold an entrance exam for admission to third-year courses. undergraduate and doctoral programs at its own level.

The university will also authorize admission to courses offered by the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) and LLB, among others, through the admission tests conducted by AU. This would be separate from CUET, which is run by the center and would pave the way for admissions for UG courses at various central universities in the country, including the AU and its constituent colleges.

Meanwhile, Prof. Pati said that Prof. Ashish Saxena has been appointed as the Admissions Cell Chairman. At the same time, Professor Pati was appointed Chairperson of Graduate Admission Test (UGAT)-2022, Professor Prashant Ghosh was appointed Chairman of Graduate Admission Test (PGAT)-2022 and Professor Neelam Yadav has been appointed Chairman of the Combined Research Entrance Test (CRET). The Director of the Admissions Cell, Prof. IR Siddiqui was made responsible for Pravesh Bhawan where admissions counseling would take place.

The union ministry of education has decided to hold a common entrance test for admission to all central universities in the country including AU.

Professor Pati said admission to AU UG courses will be strictly through CUET-2022. Registration can be done online at

“All applicants seeking admission into UA through CUET 2022 must state their preference for the university and must strictly follow the prescribed standards,” Professor Pati added.