JNU admissions 2019: The application process for admission to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was scheduled to end today at April 15 (Monday), 2019 but the same has been extended up to April 18, 2019 (Thursday). Candidates who submit application forms will be eligible for JNU entrance examination. This is the first time that the JNUEE is being conducted online and the Nation Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the exam. Interested students can apply at the official website, ntajnu.nic.in.
Candidates could earlier submit the application fee till April 16, 2019, the same is also extended now. Two entrance exams – Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination (JNUEE) or Combined Entrance Exam for Biotechnology (CEEB) will be for admission to the JNU from May 27 to 31, 2019.
JNU admission 2019: How to apply
Step 1: Visit the official website, ntajnu.nic.in
Step 2: On the homepage, click ‘fill the application form for JNUEE/CEEB 2019’
Step 3: You will be redirected to a new page
Step 4: Click on ‘apply’ under new candidate registration
Step 5: Register using basic information
Step 6: Use registration number to log-in
Step 7: Fill form, upload images
Step 8: Make payment
After submitting the application form, candidates will further be given a window make corrections, if any, to their application form April 22 to April 28, 2019, as per the official notification.
This is the first time the entrance exam is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and that the exam will be conducted online. The format for the test has also changed. The test will be entirely MCQ based now for which the students’ union has opposed to claiming that it is not the right way to assess students.
“This is a record number of applications received for JNUEE as compared to previous years and still more are expected to apply as the deadline has been extended. The total number of candidates who applied for JNUEE held for the academic years 2017 and 2018 were 51,818 and 69,605 respectively,” the varsity said in a statement.
The JNU students’ union accused the varsity of “lying” about the number of students.
In the press release, it claims that this year record number of students are appearing for JNUEE, that is, around 88,000 students up from 69,000 of 2018 and 51,000 of 2017, they said. However, a cursory look at press report of 2017 in which administration officials claimed that in 2017 a ‘record’ 1,05,000 people will sit for exam.
“Why is JNU admin lying? In actuality the number of applicants have reduced due to seat cuts, non-fulfilment of reservations, vacant seats and constant fund cuts by present administration. Why is administration fudging data?” they said.
Considering that a candidate is allowed to apply for up to three programmes of study in a single application, the total number of candidates appearing for the entrance test amounts to 1,65,000 this year, the varsity said.
Even last year’s number of 1.05 lakh means that students applied for that many courses.
The JNU has partnered with the National Testing Agency (NTA) for conducting the Computer Based Entrance Test.
According to a varsity official, the date has been extended to help students. “Students were writing to us to extend the deadline and in the last two days, there was pressure on the server and it was being a little slow. Some students could not submit documents and that was the reason for extending the deadline,” he added.
With inputs from PTI