The Delhi High Court after hearing the arguments to revise the UGC norms has cleared the way for Jawaharlal Nehru University to start admissions for 2017 session. The admission process has been delayed by a month. Jawaharlal Nehru University will begin the admission process from next week.
After UGC issued new guidelines for MPhil and Ph.D. admissions, some students appealed to the Delhi High Court to revise the norms as per existing admission rules in JNU. UGC had ordered universities to make the entrance test the only qualifying criteria for Viva and give 100 percent weightage to Viva-Voce (interview) for admissions in MPhil and Ph.D.
JNU being a reputed university follows the formula of 70:30 for MPhil and Ph.D. admissions. The university also awards the students from backward regions with deprivation points. Various students also alleged that UGC guidelines are not clear on deprivation points.
The Delhi High Court said in its ruling that all the universities must follow the UGC guidelines. Responding to HC ruling, the JNU said that it will bring out the prospectus and begin the admission process next week.
Also, the decision regarding deprivation points in research courses will be taken by the university admission committee. JNU will also ask for UGC’s opinion on deprivation points in order to conduct admissions as per the UGC guidelines.
The students are still not satisfied with the high Court ruling and looking forward to challenge the decision in the Supreme Court. The admission policy in this form may lead to a decrease in the research programmes.
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