Jawaharlal Nehru University will hold the entrance exams for 1,665 seats in undergraduate and post-graduate, and for 258 seats in MPhil, PhD and MTech programmes on May 16, Tuesday. Around 60,000 candidates are expected to take the exams.
The university has set up 80 centres across the country for the entrance exams. “A control room in JNU would coordinate with the staff deputed at all 80 centres across the country,” Milap Punia, Director Admissions of JNU said.
People handling a helpline number 8010-855-855 - outsourced to a private company - will also be quick to respond, he said. “On an average 30 students will be competing for one seat, as against 28 last year,” Punia said.
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The entrance exams for the JNU courses will continue till Friday.
The admissions to JNU’s MPhill and PhD programmes have been marred in controversy as compared to 970 seats in the last academic year for these two degrees, this year the number of seats in JNU has dropped to 102 due to capping of the number of students per research supervisor for MPhil and PhD courses.
However, the JNU administration said that the controversy and protests have not hampered.
(With Inputs from PTI)