Jawaharlal Nehru University has decided to hold computer-based entrance examination in May next year, keeping in view the privity faced by students in writing the examination in December.
JNU Vice-Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar informed the members of the Council that the National Testing Agency has agreed to conduct the first-ever computer-based JNU entrance examination. “JNU is the first Central university to be collaborating with NTA to conduct its national-level entrance examination across the country,” said the V-C. He also told the Council that JNU was going to offer 1,080 MPhil and PhD seats in 2019-20 admissions.This decision was taken at the 148th Academic Council of the university.
JNU Registrar Pramod Kumar said that . “Mock test centres will also be introduced so that prospective applicants can practise and become familiar with the computer-based entrance examination well before the scheduled date of the test.”
The university added that the Council has taken serious note of the non-cooperation and non-compliance by a few centres and School of Arts and Aesthetics, which have deteriorated to set the question papers, and recommended appropriate disciplinary actions against defaulting faculty members.