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Covid-19 impact on college admissions

Impact of Covid-19 on UG Entrance Exam 2021

Undergraduate college admissions 2021, still being conducted, postponed, delayed or cancelled. Read here to know more.

The Covid-19 wave has come up with serious challenges for the world. While each and every sector has been impacted severely and without a doubt there have been developments in the past year which have helped in bringing real time changes to transform the environment as per the demands of the situation.

The ongoing pandemic has made Work from home, E-Learning, online classes the new normal. While in 2020 everything was very new, sitting at home with your laptops to work or to study was just a formality. But the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic is not a fun thing anymore. Accepting that this is the new normal for everyone is one of the most important things today. Be it a toddler entering pre-school, a class 12th student taking admission in colleges or graduates enrolling in virtual master’s degree, there have been too many advancements in the education industry which have brought a new surge of learnings for everyone associated.

Every college or university did not just conduct its admission process online, but they also implemented virtual orientations, E-Festivals and online competitions. While 2020 was just a year of experimenting, 2021 is the year of advancements in the trial and error process.

So this year every college and university came up with unique ways of giving admissions. Undergraduate college admissions have been the most challenging, since students entering college for the first time have been witnessing live classes and are making friends online.



While students of grade 12th have been living in the utmost pressure, class 10th has gotten a benefit of lifetime with their board exams being cancelled. Class 12th Board exams have become the most uncertain thing. Earlier board examination would end in April and college admissions would begin in May. This year everything has gone upside down. Board exams have been postponed till June and there still are speculations on whether they will be conducted or not. This has opened opportunity of preponing college admissions even before final exams take place.



Admission procedures have become more adaptive. Group discussions have been replaced by written ability tests, offline exams are now held in proctor mode, personal interviews are now restricted by time and technology has been utilized in the most efficient manner ever.

Lockdown has been imposed and has been uplifted quite a few times now. When covid cases were in control a lot of colleges and universities took advantage and conducted their entrance exams in offline mode. The major exam JEE Main which was supposed to be held 4 times in a year starting 2021 (February, March, April, May) was undertaken in the month of February, March and the April session had to be postponed due to the second wave of covid-19.



Even though boards have been postponed till June, colleges and universities did not postpone their admissions 2021. Due to the ongoing uncertainties, a lot of college admissions have been postponed, college application submission dates have been extended but no college has ceased their admission process and are not waiting for board results any more. Colleges have released applications for 2021 academic year. Here is a list of colleges whose application process has stated.

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Application Process


UG & PG Law courses

Last Date to apply- 14 May 2021

Exam Date- 29 May onwards


Chennai Mathematical Institute

B.SC (Hons) in Mathematics and Computer Science

B.Sc (Hons) in Mathematics and Physics

Last date to apply- 31 May 2021

Exam Date- 27 June 2021

International Institute of Sports Management

Sports Management

Last Date to apply- 10 May 2021

SMAT Date- 23 May 2021

PI Round- 28 May 2021

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi

Ab initio to CPL

Last Date to apply- 17 July 2021

Online written test- 21 August 2021

Interview/viva & pilot aptitude test begins- 5 October 2021

Indian School of Hospitality

BBA in Hospitality Management

BA (Hons) Culinary Arts

Application process has started. Candidates can book their online interview slots.

Universal Business School

BBA- Cardiff Met, UK

BBA+MBA- Cardiff Met, UK

1 April 2021- 30 June 2021

NALSAR University of Law

Five year integrated program in management (BBA+MBA)

Last date to apply- 30 June 2021

Personal Interview24 July 2021

Shiv Nadar University



B.A/ B.Sc (various fields)

Last date to apply for SNUSAT and APT or submit JEE Main/SAT/ACT scores- 25 April 2021.

Personal Interview Begins- 15 May 2021

Oberoi Systematic Training and Education Programme (STEP)

Hospitality Management

Last date to apply- 25 April 2021

Assessments and Interview- April-May 2021

IIM Jammu & IIM Bodhgaya

Five year integrated program in management

Last date to apply- 31 May 2021

Exam Date- To be announced

ICFAI University


BA (economics)

Last Date to apply- 31 May 2021

Interviews- 11 June 2021 to 15 June 2021

Llyod Law College


Last Date to apply- 15 June 2021

Issue of admit card- 23 June 2021

LET Date- 26 June 2021

IIM Rohtak

Five Year Integrated Program in Law

Last date to apply- 31 May 2021

Online Personal Interviews begin- August first week



Last date to apply- 15 May 2021

Exam date- 13 June 2021

Bharti Vidyapeeth University

BHMCT/B.Sc/ LLB/ BA LLB/ BBA LLB/ B.Tech/ BBA/BCA/B.Pharma/ BSc Nursing/ BSc Biotech/ B.optom

Last date to apply (law) admission- 20 June 2021

Exam date- 27 June 2021

Last date to apply (B.Tech, BBA, BCA, B.Pharma, BSc Nursing, BSc Biotech) admission- 13 June 2021

Exam date- 20 June 2021

Last date to Apply (BHMCY/ B.Sc (H&HA)- 17 July 2021

Exam Date- 25 July 2021

BITS Admission Test

Bachelor of Engineering/ Bachelor of Pharmacy

Last date to apply- 29 May 2021

Online BITSAT 2021- 24-30 June 2021

Actuarial Common Entrance Test

Actuarial Science

Last date to apply- 2 June 2021

Exam date- 26 July 2021

IIM Rohtak

Five year integrated program in management

Last date to apply- 11 May 2021

IPMAT 2021- 19 June 2021

Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology

B.Sc Fashion Design/ Knitwear Design Technology/ Textile Design

Last date to apply- 28 May 2021

Exam date- 16 and 17 June 2021

National Institute of Fashion Technology

Bachelor of Design/ Bachelor of Fashion Technology

Last date to apply- 21 January 2021

Exam date- 14 February 2021

Indian Army

B.Sc Nursing

Last date to apply- 10 March 2021

Exam- Postponed

Ashoka University

Liberal Arts

Last date to apply- 14 June 2021

Assessment and interview- 27 June 2021

Symbiosis International University

B.Tech/ Law/ BBA

SET/SLAT/SITEEE Last date to apply- 4 June 2021

Entrance Test date- 27 June 2021

MIT- ADT University

Bachelor of Design

Entrance exam- 14 & 14 April 2021

National Institute of Science Education and Research & UM-DAE-CBS (Mumbai)

Five year integrated program in M.Sc

Last date to apply- 10 May 2021

National Entrance Screening Test- 14 June 2021

Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management

BBA (Tourism and Travel Management)

Last date to apply- 21 May 2021

IGNTU IITTM Admission Test 2021- 6 June 2021

United World Institute of Design

Bachelors of Design

Exam Date- 21 March 2021


Bachelors of Design

Last date to apply- 16 May 2021

Online studio test- 23 May 2021

Online personal Interview & portfolio review- 7 June- 11 June 2021

National Council for Hotel Management

B.Sc (Hospitality & hotel administration)

Last date to apply- 10 May 2021

NCHMJEE 2021- 12 June 2021

The Design Village



KREA University

Liberal Arts

Last date to apply- 31 May 2021

Immersion day- 19 June 2021

National Institute of Design

Exam date- 14 March 2021

Plaksha University

Liberal Arts

Last date to apply- 9 May 2021

Flame University

Liberal Arts

Last Date to apply- 15 March 2021

Indian Institute of Art and Design

B.A (Hons) Fashion Design/ Communication Design/ Interior Architecture/ Fashion Business Management

Last Date to apply- 24 May 2021

Exam Day and Centre- 29 May 2021

Pearl Academy


Last Date to apply- 16 May 2021

Exam day- 22 May 2021

Personal Interview- 26 & 27 May 2021




With each passing day there are more universities and colleges which are releasing their admissions notifications. With all the precautions and advancements entrance exams 2021 are being held as per the new guidelines by the government.


Also read Delayed Board Exams to have no effect on Entrance Exams to know more about admission procedure of different universities for college admission 2021.

One of the major turns in the admission process of central universities is because of the New Education Policy 2021 (NEP). As per the new policy 41 central universities might conduct a common entrance exam for admission “Central Universities Common Entrance Test” (CUCET) starting this year in order to reduce the cut off system. This will not just reduce the cut off but will also help in reducing the dependence on boards percentage. As per speculations there will be 50% weightage on the board exams and 50%weighatge on the entrance score. This year a lot of conjecture has been on making the fact that if board exams are postponed again then the CUCET score will be given 100% weightage for admission in various central universities.

In conclusion, with the changing times, the education industry has been rapidly transforming its functioning. To keep up with the pace of transformations all major undergraduate admissions 2021 have been taking place without any hassle. Be it online exams, online orientation or e-learning every student in the country has been following the trends to ensure their studies are not being affected due to the pandemic. All major admissions are taking place online- entrance exams are conducted from home in proctored mode and personal interviews, group discussions, presentations are held on video conferencing. So do not wait for the pandemic to end, take the right decision on time and start your college admissions as early as possible.

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