Indore : On behalf of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), MPOnline would conduct online entrance test for university teaching departments that do not participate in common entrance test (CET).
An agreement to this effect was signed between university and MPOnline on Wednesday.
Acting vice-chancellor Prof Ashutosh Mishra said that half-a-dozen departments had already given their consent to admit students through online entrance test and more departments are likely to join the league in two to three days.
The departments that have given their consent so far are Schools of Physics, Chemical Sciences, Computer Science and Mathematics.
About a dozen teaching departments at the DAVV, hold department-level entrance exams for admissions in courses offered by them.
Till last year, these departments used to conduct entrance tests in pen-and-paper format but from this year onwards they will opt for online exams.
The move comes closes on the heels of directives issued by Department of High Education to universities regarding conduct of semester exams in online mode.
“We had even contemplated conducting CET in online mode but it would not be possible for us to arrange for computers at outstation centres before June 2, the day when CET is going to be held,” said Mishra.
He said that next year, the DAVV would make CET also a computer-based exam.
CET-2016 would be conducted for filling seats in 35 professional courses offered by the 11 teaching departments.
The registrations for CET had started on April 14.
This national level entrance test will be held at eight cities across the country including Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Japalpur, Raipur, Delhi, Allahabad and Kolkata.