JNU entrance exam in May next year
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Friday declared that the computer-based entrance examinations for under -graduate, postgraduate, MPhil and PhD courses, scheduled to be held in the last week of December, will be held in May 2019.
Last year, JNU had shifted the entrance examination from MayJune to December. This year, the university changed the format of the entrance examination to multiple choice questions (MCQ). The move was opposed by some faculty members.
In his statement, JNU registrar Pramod Kumar said, “The VC informed the AC members that a vast majority of faculty members have enthusiastically extended their cooperation by submitting MCQ papers to the admissions office in time… The AC took serious note of non-cooperation and non-compliance by a few centres and the School of Arts and Aesthetics, which has declines to set a MCQ paper… The AC has recommended disciplinary action against defaulting faculty members as per the rules of the university.”
The JNU teachers’ association, meanwhile, alleged that no discussion on format of the entrance examination was allowed during the meeting on Friday.