As many as 30,000 students are being put up for grabs in the prestigious Indian Institute of Science-Bharat.
Students at UGC and UCSF will have to apply online to become part of the next batch of UGC students.
The deadline for applications is June 29.
Here are some questions and answers:Why are the deadline dates changing?
The deadline has been moved from July 3 to July 8.
The new deadline is to make UGC more appealing to students.
Why is UGC a new batch?
We have started the process to select the next cohort of UGCE students.
We will not select students from the last batch.
Why are students being asked to apply for a second time?
The second time around, UGC will not be selective.
It is a competitive process.
What about the deadline for applicants?
UGC is looking for candidates who are at the top of their grade level, which means they have completed their studies in a year.
Students who do not have a clear track record will not get in.
Why does this mean that students who have already completed their coursework can get in?
We are not looking for students who are already academically strong.
We want to make sure that students have a strong track record of achievement in their first year.
Why has there been such a change in the deadline?
There has been no change in how the deadline will be administered.
The UGC Registrar, Amitabh Pandey, had told The Hindu that the deadline would be announced at a later date.
What about students who did not graduate in the previous batch?
The UGCP, UCSO and the IBU are now looking at ways to improve the quality of the first year of admission for students.