Delhi University which was gearing up for establishing six entrance examination centres outside Delhi is now planning to also conduct admission exams for MPhil and Phd courses there. Earlier the admission process for Mphil and PhD courses used to go on till September as departments used to conduct their entrance exams individually. However, if this happens the exams might be conducted simultaneously.
The vice chancellor has constituted an 18-member standing committee, comprising deans of various faculties, which is deliberating upon the proposal of introducing six examination centres in Varanasi, Nagpur, Kolkata, Chennai, Jammu and Ahmedabad.
“Outstation Delhi University aspirants may not have to visit the national capital to write entrance examinations for Phd and Mphil courses with the university planning to come up with six centres outside Delhi,” a committee member said.
“Earlier there was a plan to conduct the exams for postgraduate courses at these centres. However, now we are thinking of holding the exams for research courses as well as a major chunk of applicants are from outside Delhi,” he added.
The admission to PhD and MPhil programmes is through an entrance test and a personal interview. However, hose who have qualified NET (National Eligibility Test) and have JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) can directly appear for interviews.
With the committee yet to come up with final recommendations, the registration process for admissions to 66 postgraduate courses , which usually happens in April, has also been delayed.
Once the committee submits its recommendation the vice chancellor will take a final call in this regard and the schedule for the admissions will be announced.