Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), on 11 February, released a notification clearing its stand on M Phil and PhD admission. According to the University, the number of seats for each M Phil and PhD course offered at the University will be calculated on the basis of 2016 UGC gazette notification.
The University also released six other important pointers for M Phil and PhD admission including the schedule and process of admission. The new policy has been released amidst the protest from the students on the reduction in seats for research courses at various schools.
Under the new admission policy, the University will have a three-stage admission process for research courses. The University uploaded its new admission policy for M Phil and PhD courses on Sunday.
Pattern of Entrance Exam
The entrance Test will be conducted in three stages. The first stage will be a Preliminary Examination which will be objective in nature. The Preliminary exam will consist of Research Methodology (50%) and domain knowledge (50%).
Preliminary exams will be qualifying in nature. Students need to score minimum 50% marks to qualify for the next stage. In a part, general students have to score 50%, SC/ST/ PwD have to get 35% while OBC students have to score 45%.
The second stage will be of descriptive type and will be subject-specific. The part B paper will not be evaluated for candidates who fail to score the minimum qualifying percentage in the preliminary exam.
The third and final stage is viva-voce. The weightage for descriptive paper will be 80% and viva will be 20%.
The University also declared that it will continue the existing system of awarding deprivation points to candidates who come from backward areas. The deprivation points will be added to the total marks scored by a candidate in part B & C. The University will also add 36 more districts to the existing list on the recommendations of District Quartile Committee.
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