New Delhi: After the Supreme Court ruling on Friday, the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) has been asked to reconsider its admission norms notified earlier for the academic year 2020-21.
In view of the pandemic, the institute had decided to skip the entrance test and personal interviews for this year and admit students on the basis of marks obtained from class X to graduation. Shortlisted students will have to then attend an online interview.
However, after the supreme court ruling which said states cannot promote final year students without holding the examination as ordered by the UGC, the institute has been asked by the I&B ministry to revisit the admission norms, I&B Secretary Amit Khare was quoted as saying The Print.
“After the decision of the supreme court they have been asked to revisit their admission rules,” Khare informed.
“No admission has been made in the IIMC yet. Applications are still being received. We will decide on how to conduct the exams once this stage is complete,” he added.
IIMC is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, a primer institute for Journalism and Mass Communication studies.