The UGC chairman said that establishing online admission system will not only ensure greater efficiency but also promote transparency in the functioning of the various institutions.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all universities to ensure that there is a "Online Admission System" in place from the next academic session.
UGC chairman Ved Prakash has asked all universities to give "top priority" to put in place an "Online Admission System" for all programmes offered by them in the next academic session and has sought details of the progress made by them in this regard.
In a letter to Vice Chancellors of various universities, Mr Prakash said that the progress achieved by the varsities in implementing the online admissions will be reviewed in a meeting scheduled in early January.
The UGC chairman said that establishing online admission system will not only ensure greater efficiency but also promote transparency in the functioning of the various institutions. In addition, he said, it would also help students and parents in making informed choices.
The UGC chief has also sought details of the extent to which the processes have been made online from universities, who have already implemented it.
However, for other universities, where the processes are not online or only partially online, the UGC chief has asked them to indicate the steps proposed by them for converting the process into a complete online mode from academic session 2016-17.