Indore: In order to attract best of talent, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) would advance common entrance test (CET) conducted annually for admitting students in nearly 35 professional courses offered by the university teaching departments.
“The CET is generally held in June. We will pre-pone the entrance test this year,” vice chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad said. Entrance test of DAVV was held on June 28 last year. But by that time, admissions were done in most of the universities, including the universities in the state.
“Due to delay in entrance test, the university had to comprise on the quality of the students as best of talent had already taken admission in other universities. This year, we will hold CET early so that we also get our share of quality students,” said incharge registrar Ajay Verma.
He said that the university may hold CET in last week of April or first week of May.
“A meeting of HoDs of teaching departments which participate in CET would be held shortly to decide on tentative date of CET,” he added.
Meanwhile, Dhakad stated that School of Biotechnology head Anil Kumar, who was chairman of CET-2017, would again be chairman this year.
“The CET will be conduct under the chairmanship of Anil Kumar again,” said Dhakad.
The CET is a national-level test conducted every year by the DAVV for admissions in professional courses and other courses offered by 11 of its teaching departments viz Institute of Management Studies, International Institute of Professional Studies, School of Commerce, School of Economics, School of Pharmacy, Electronic Multimedia Research Centre, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Law, School of Life Science, School of Electronics and School of Bio-Chemistry. Last year, the CET was conducted for admissions on 2160 seats. About 15000 candidates had appeared in the test.
VB Gupta made PhD cell chairman
The VC made School of Data Science and Forecast head VB Gupta new chairman of PhD cell of DAVV. Appointment on the post was necessitated after Prof Ganesh Kawadia had retired. Dhakad said that “Gupta is an experienced faculty member, so he has been given important responsibility of looking after PhD affairs at DAVV. The PhD entrance test is likely to be held in February.
Liberal College students lodge plaint against management
BA-LLB students of Liberal College of Law has filed a complaint against their institute management alleging that their classes were not held for past two months. “Due to infighting in the institute management, classes are not being held for past two months. Now our exams are drawing closure but our syllabus is still not complete,” the students said in the complaint addressed to vice chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad.
They sought action against the college management. In charge registrar Ajay Verma said that a team of the university will soon visit the college to establish the truth. “If the compliant was found true, strict action against the college will be taken,” he added.