JNUEE to be conducted in online mode by NTA –  As per the NDTV report, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have roped in  with the National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct the varsity newly introduced online  Entrance Examinations. The authorities have also decided to double the number of centres to help the candidates especially belonging to remote areas. For this, authority also planned to introduce mock test centres to make candidates familiar with the online tests.

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The university authority in its 148th academic council meeting, also announced that in 2019-2020 admissions to nearly 1080 M.Phil and PhD seats will be offered for enrollment. Last year 720 research seats were on offer for admission.

Meanwhile the JNU Entrance Exam (JNUEE) which was scheduled to be held on December 27-30, 2018 will now be conducted in the month of May 2019 in an online mode. The varsity has decided to postpone the test keeping in view the difficulties of students to write the examination in December.

JNU Registrar Pramod Kumar said in a statement that, “The 148th Academic Council of JNU, in its meeting held on December 7, decided to hold the computer-based JNU Entrance Examination, 2019-20 in May, 2019, keeping in view the difficulties of students to write the examination in December. The Vice-Chancellor informed members of the Council that the National Testing Agency (NTA) has agreed to conduct the Computer-based JNU Entrance Examination”.

JNU is the first Central University to have associated with the NTA, which is in its first year of authority as well. Earlier in October, the university had said that it is in the process of hiring a private vendor for managing the centres where the exams will be conducted.

This massive online exercise, to churn out the brightest lots, will be the biggest deciding factor this year as the JNU Student Union and Teacher Association has been strongly opposing its implementation. It ‘negates a comprehensive evaluation of analytical, writing and other skills which are so very important, particularly in humanities and social sciences”,’ said by the JNUSU President

A 12-member committee was formed in March this year to deliberate on the change in the mode of exam.