NOIDA- The buzz about Delhi University entrance exams going online has come to an end as HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, on Friday, refuted any plans of conducting Delhi University entrance exams online from next session onward. He said that Delhi University admission criteria would remain the same like every year.
He also said that the government is yet to reach a conclusion over conducting the online entrance exam for Jawaharlal Nehru University admissions in association with National Testing Agency.
While addressing the press reporters at an event revolving around NTA’s success in conducting NET exam, Prakash Javadekar talked about DU & JNU entrance exams.
He clearly told the reporters that Delhi University admission will be based on class 12th marks and cut-off like every year. There will be no entrance exam.
Asked by a national daily newspaper about shifting the admission process to an entrance-based system from next academic session, DU Admissions Committee Chairperson M K Pandit also said, “None whatsoever as far as I know.” DU Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi remained silent on this while receiving the calls and messages from the media.
On the other hand, JNU officials attended a press release on 7th December. The Vice Chancellor of JNU informed the Academic Council Members that NTA has concurred to manage the Computer-based JNU Entrance Examinations.
On Friday, when the reporters asked about NTA hosting JNU entrance exams, Javedakar said, “We are yet to reach a decision over this.” When reporters asked about the recent update on JNU website regarding their collaboration with NTA, he said, JNU officials have decided but they are yet to receive an approval from NTA. It’s yet to be finalized.
JNU Rector I Chintamani Mahapatra, in response to Javadekar’s statement, said, “The minister is right that the agreement is in process. We have already spoken to them (NTA) and they have agreed. It’s all in the pipeline, it will be done. He (Javadekar) didn’t say that nothing is going to happen.”