As many as 5137 candidates from different parts of the country appeared for the Combined Entrance Test (CET) of eight post graduate courses at Panjab University (PU) on Saturday.
A total of 17,000 candidates will be appearing for various courses at the university in the four-day long CET (PG) entrance examinations which will continue till June 16 for 38 PG courses.
PU controller of examination Parvinder Singh said 89.57% students appeared in eight entrance examinations on Saturday. As many as 1445 students out of 1616 appeared for Master of Computer Applications, 77 out of 94 appeared for MSc (nuclear medicine) (two year course), 50 out of 66 appeared for ME electrical engineering (instrumentation and control), 2197 out of 2412 appeared for MSc (chemistry) (Hons School/ 2 year course), 557 out of 611 appeared for MSc (Botany) (Hons School/ two year course), 212 out of 271 appeared for masters in engineering (electronics and communication engineering), 380 out of 419 appeared for MSc (biotechnology) (Hons School/ 2 year course) and 219 out of 246 appeared for MSc (computer science) (Hons School).
Entrance examinations for MA (English), ME civil engineering (construction technology and management), MTech (instrumentation), MPEd, MSc (biochemistry) (Hons School), MSc (mathematics) (HS), MA (journalism and mass communication), ME mechanical engineering (manufacturing technology), MSc (environment science) (2 year course), MBACIT, MSc (2 year course) microbial biotechnology, MSc (industrial chemistry), BPEd, MCom (Hons) and master in public health will be held on June 15.
MSc (biophysics) (Hons School), MTech (nanoscience and nanotechnology), MSc (human genomics) (two year course), ME (computer science and engineering), MSc (Hons School)(geology), MSc (microbiology) (Hons School), MSc (system biology and bioinformatics)/ MSc (bioinformatics) (2 year course) and ME (chemical) are scheduled for June 16.