JNU en­trance exam in May next year

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NEWDELHI: The Jawa­har­lal Nehru Univer­sity (JNU) on Fri­day de­clared that the com­put­er­based en­trance ex­am­i­na­tions for un­der­grad­u­ate, post­grad­u­ate, Mphil and PHD cour­ses, sched­uled to be con­ducted in the last week of De­cem­ber, will be held in May 2019.

Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment is­sued by JNU regis­trar Pramod Ku­mar, the de­ci­sion was taken dur­ing the aca­demic coun­cil (AC) meet­ing held on Fri­day. “It has been de­cided that that the com­puter-based JNU en­trance ex­am­i­na­tion, 2019-20, will be held in the month of May, 2019, keep­ing in view the dif­fi­cul­ties of stu­dents to write the ex­am­i­na­tion in De­cem­ber,” he said.

Last year, JNU had shifted the en­trance ex­am­i­na­tion from May-june 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, 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 (JNUTA), mean­while, al­leged that no dis­cus­sion on the for­mat of the en­trance ex­am­i­na­tion was al­lowed dur­ing the AC meet­ing on Fri­day. “No dis­cus­sion on ad­mis­sion pol­icy was al­lowed. Sev­eral teach­ers wished to ex­press their opin­ion that the JNUEE should be held in the off­line pa­per and pen for­mat but were not al­lowed to speak,” the JNUTA said in a state­ment.

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