DU may do away with subjective questions in PG entrance exams

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New Delhi, April 16: Delhi University may no longer have subjective questions in entrance examinations for admission to post-graduate courses and opt only for multiple choice questions.

The Vice Chancellor has constituted an 18-member standing committee, comprising deans of various faculties, which is deliberating upon replacing the subjective question papers with multiple choice ones.

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.

“The committee is of the view that the subjective questions should be done away with to ensure transparency in evaluation. If the VC approves, there will only be objective question papers from the upcoming academic session,” a committee member said.

The standing committee is also considering setting up of admission centres outside Delhi to help the outstation aspirants by allowing them to take the examination at the nearest centre rather than visiting the national capital.

“The panel is considering setting up of five centres for conducting entrance examinations, however, the modalities need to worked out. The choices for the centres include Kolkata, Chennai, Jammu, Ahmedabad and Nagpur. More centres can be explored in cities from where the varsity receives a major chunk of applications,” the member added.

The admission process is likely to begin by end of this month. There will be a common application form for centralised registration for the applicants. Apart from those faculties and departments offering interdisciplinary or professional courses, all other departments reserve 50 per cent of the total seats in each programme for direct admission for students who has completed their undergraduate from DU.

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Remaining 50 per cent seats are filled by entrance examinations to be followed by interview (to be decided by individual departments).

The candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in the course for which they are applying and also must have scored the minimum percentage of marks required by the programme.

For admission to a postgraduate programme in DU, there is no minimum age bar except for professional courses under regulatory authorities like Medical Council of India or Bar Council of India.

Around 8,000 students are to be enrolled for the 2016-17 academic session.


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