The first-year undergraduate and postgraduate academic session at Dr Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) is likely to be delayed by about six months, as the entrance test results of undergraduate and post-graduate courses have not been declared yet. The entrance was conducted by National Testing Authority (NTA) and result was expected by October-end.
Candidates who applied only for the central university are now in a fix as admissions in other institutes are about to close.
“I wanted to study at the central university. Now, I have no choice but to submit fees at LU which is in its last phase of PG admissions,” said Sanjana Agarwal from Kanpur.
Another candidate from Ambedkarnagar, Arjun Singh, said, “I had no choice but to submit fee at a private college in my hometown. BBAU was my first priority but entrance results have not been announced. Now, if I make it to BBAU, the fee I have submitted will go waste.”
BBAU started the admission process for its UG and PG courses on August 13. NTA had invited applications for university’s 27 bachelor’s courses, 42 master’s courses, one diploma course and seven courses offered at BBAU satellite campus and the entrance test was conducted in September.
“The new academic session begins in July but due to the pandemic, the session was delayed. Now, it has been further hit due to delay in completion of the admission process,” a BBAU official said.
BBAU admission coordinator Prof Kaman Singh said, “The admission process is in its last phase and the results of entrance test are likely to be declared this week.”