Since the new academic session is about to start by the end of this week, Delhi
Jawaharlal Nehru University might shift to online mode in the coming entrance exams in December 2018. The university holds entrance for 169 academic programmes in 72 different centres at 54 cities.
The online entrance test will have MCQs, including for social subjects. The University’s union and teachers are not happy with the decision. At least two deans have raised apprehensions that MCQ format defeats the purpose of judging the analytic ability of the students.
The meeting related to the decision was held on May 17 and it was declared that the offline mode was tedious and time-consuming. The committee that took the decision included 11 members, who concluded, “All schools and centres that conduct subjective analytical examinations should change their examination pattern to an analysis of domain knowledge based on MCQs only.”
It was further clarified that for schools and centres that wish to incorporate a subjective analysis of written skills, a short written examination would be conducted in JNU at the time of the interviews.