Delhi University is likely to conduct entrance tests for postgraduate courses at five centres outside the national capital. The move, a first, is aimed at helping outstation applicants who may find it difficult to come to Delhi and write the tests .
Sources said that the all-India entrance tests will be conducted in Kolkata, Chennai, Jammu, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Nagpur and Varanasi. The admission process for the 2016-17 academic session is likely to begin by April 25.
“Entrance exams for around 66 postgraduate courses will be conducted at five regional centres and Delhi. Every year we get numerous applications from students belonging to various parts of the country,” sources in the admission committee told HT.
An 18-member admission committee that frames rules for postgraduate admissions has recommended that the admission process, including submission of admission fees, be done online. The recommendations will be sent to the vice-chancellor for approval.
“All students have to apply online. They can get details from DU’s official website du.ac.in,” officials said.
The entrance test for around 8,000 seats in postgraduate courses is likely to begin from June first week.
The registration fees for general and OBC categories students will be R500 and SC, ST and PwD (persons with disability) categories students will have to pay R250.
The admission to postgraduate courses is granted through entrance exam and interview. However, departments reserve 50 % seats for direct admissions to students who have completed their undergraduate degree from DU.
“For MA courses there are 50 % seats for direct admission if the applicant has graduated from DU. Rest of the seats are filled through entrance and interview,” officials said.
The online registration for admission to 54,000 seats in undergraduate courses will begin from May 24.