JNU all set to adopt online mode for conducting entrance examinations
New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is all set to adopt the online mode for conducting entrance examinations for all its academic programmes from 2019-20 session onwards. The decision took place in the 148 Academic council of JNU in its meeting on Friday. "To make the entrance examinations accessible to the applicants even from remote areas, the number of examination centres will be doubled as compared to previous years. Mock test centres will also be introduced so that the prospective applicants can practice and become familiar with the computer-based entrance examinations well before the scheduled dates of the examinations," said in JNU statement. "The Council members were also apprised that JNU is going to offer nearly 1,080 M. Phil and PhD seats in 2019-20 admissions," official said.
The Vice Chancellor informed the Council members that a vast majority of faculty members from various Schools, Special Centres
and Centres have enthusiastically extended their cooperation by submitting Multiple
Choice-based Question Papers to the Admissions Office in time and the Council highly
appreciated their efforts
in the smooth conduct of the first ever computer-based entrance test by JNU, the statement reads.
The JNU statement said that Vice Chancellor informed the members of the Council that the National Testing Agency (NTA) has agreed to conduct the Computer-based JNU Entrance Examinations. The Academic Council overwhelmingly welcomed this move and approved it.
National Testing Agency (NTA) is a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organisation that
conducts entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions. JNU is the first Central University to be collaborating with NTA to conduct its national-level entrance examination across the country.