Jawaharlal Nehru University, popularly known as JNU, has constituted a 12-member committee to discuss the possibilities of turning JNU Entrance Examinations, or JNUEE, into an online entrance exam for the year 2019-20, along the lines of other entrance exams like JEE.
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A notification regarding the issue was released by M K Pachauri, Joint registrar admissions, saying that the vice-chancellor has constituted a committee to discuss the possibility of conducting JNUEE in a completely online format, and give recommendations for the same. The official words of the notification state that “The committee shall examine various dimensions and submit the recommendation to the competent authority at the earliest.” The formation of the 12 committee members has been confirmed, but it is yet to meet.
The recently formed committee has received backlash from the former JNUSU general secretary SatarupaChakraborty, who put forth the allegations that it does not consist of any representative from university’s teachers’ association (JNUTA) and students union (JNUSU). Professor Deepak Gaur is the chairperson of the new committee, while Sanjeev Kumar, director of Communication & Information Services will hold the position of the member secretary in the committee.
JNUEE, or Jawaharlal Nehru University is a national level entrance exam held annually by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, for admission into its various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses. The previous iteration of this exam was held from 27th to 30th December 2017.
The JNUEE 2018 exam structure includes details about number of questions, subjects, marking scheme, etc. For each programme of JNU, the pattern of the exam will be different.The entrance examination is currently being written in the offline mode until the committee decides on the future of the exam.
The number of questions varies for each exam. There shall be a different number of questions for each programme.The subjects on which the question paper will be based will depend upon the course or stream selected, i.e., subjects vary from course to course.There shall also be negative marking for incorrect answers.
The time provided for completing the examination will be 3 hours. Candidates can check the exam pattern for different courses.