The Delhi University is likely to conduct All India entrance tests for admissions to its MPhil and PhD courses at six centres in the country apart from the Capital to help outstation applicants.
“We have decided to conduct the entrance tests at locations outside Delhi. It will be easy for outstation students,” said a source from standing committee on MPhil and PhD admissions. The committee will send its recommendations to the university’s academic council for approval.
An 18-member admission committee for postgraduate addmissons recommended that tests for postgraduate courses be conducted in Kolkata, Chennai, Jammu, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Nagpur and Varanasi.
The source said they planned to hold MPhil and PhD tests at the same centres. The admission to the programmes is through an entrance test and a personal interview.
“However, those who have qualified NET (National Eligibility Test) and have JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) can directly appear for interviews,” a university official said.
The tests are likely to be conducted in the first and second weeks of June. The admission process for the 2016-17 session is likely to begin by April 25.
“All students have to apply online. They can get details from DU’s official websitedu.ac.in,” officials said.
DU has 8,000 seats across 66 postgraduate courses. However, departments reserve 50% seats for direct admissions to students who have completed their undergraduate degree from DU. The online registration for admission to 54,000 seats in undergraduate courses will begin from May 24.