Anita Hiranandani, CEPT Registrar said that the move was made possible after the varsity became a fully self-financed institute last year.

Beginning this academic year, city-based CEPT University will admit 50% students from across the country in the Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Interior Design and Bachelor of Construction Technology programs. CEPT University has received approval from the government confirming the change in the admission notification yesterday, even as the varsity had made a demand in this regard with the state government in 2013. Three undergraduate programs, in Architecture, Interior Design and Construction Technology, are regulated through the Gujarat Professional Technical Educational Colleges or Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fees) Act, 2007.

In 2014, Government of Gujarat had increased the proportion of seats for students from outside Gujarat from 10% (4 seats) to 25% (12 seats). Now, these 50% (40) seats will not only be open to students from other states, students belonging to other boards in Gujarat will also benefit from this increase and eligible students will need to apply directly to the University for these seats, where admission will be made on merit-basis.