PRAYAGRAJ: Although the Allahabad University and its constituent colleges are closed till April 14, in view of countrywide lockdown, the varsity authorities have begun the process for admissions for the 2020-21 academic session.

The aspirants have been asked to fill the application form through online mode for various undergraduate and postgraduate courses, last date for which is April 25.

According to the director admission, Prof Prashant Agarwal, the fee, that has to be submitted along with the application for UG and PG courses, being conducted at AU and its constituent colleges, is Rs 800 for the general and other backward category aspirants and Rs 400 or schedule cast and schedule tribe students. Likewise, the fee for professional courses, the fee would be rs 1600 for general and OBC students and Rs 800 for SC/ST students.

“These are testing times for all of us and we have announced the admission process within the lockdown period because one, this is online process for many of the students would be able to fill it from their homes, and secondly, for the students of rural areas, they are requested to kindly fill the same from cyber café etc of their area after the lockdown is removed for which we have provided ten days (the last date being April 25)”, said Prof Agarwal.

The director added that AU has begun the process at the scheduled time because the delay at the starting of the process would have an adverse impact on the follow up process of the admissions.

However, highly places sources at AU told TOI that the in the present situation—if the lockdown is lifted on April 14—AU could give an extension of 10-15 days of the last date for filing the application form so that the students are not at disadvantages.

The director admission too has said that there could be changes in last date of submission of application provided the government comes out with any fresh directives which implies on the admission process of central universities.



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