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TNN | May 22, 2012, 04.27AM IST
LUCKNOW: Pursuing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Lucknow University is getting tougher. Though the university gives direct admission to Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) candidates, it is likely that they will have to take the entrance test in subjects which have fewer seats.
For instance, subjects such as journalism and mass communication, philosophy, political science, Sanskrit, biochemistry, tourism, library science, linguistics, defence studies, Persian, public administration, anthropology, Urdu, Jyotir Vigyan and others have less seats. As seen last year, these subjects had received applications more than the available number of seats.
"It is likely that this year too, we will have to conduct entrance examinations for admission toPhD for JRF candidates in case the number of applications exceeds that of seats,'' said an official involved with the admissions.
Other university officials believe that PhD for non-JRF candidates would now be a distant dream. "With fewer seats and a common entrance test for PhD to be held this year, the chances for non-JRF candidates have reduced,'' said a university professor.
LU opened its online window for admissions to PhD on Monday. The last date for filling the applications is June 5. The entrance exam for JRF candidates is scheduled on June 17. For non-JRF candidates, the online window will open on July 21 and close on August 8. The entrance test, if required, will be held on August 28.
Actually JRF candidates are exempted from taking Ph.D entrance test, they can be admitted directly
In NEHU(North Eastern Hill University), shillong last year Ph.D. admission. The minimum qualification or the cut off is NET qualified i.e. only NET qualified/certificate holder are allowed to sit for the entrance test for admission to Ph.D.
Yes, things are really getting tougher and more challenging.
in Maharahtra all university exempted exempted from taking Ph.D entrance for NET/SET and JRF candidate
Digambar B Waghmare (LIbrarian)
SInhgad College of Engineering (MS)
Such university in Gujarat they Exempted UGC NET/GSET qualify candidate for Ph D Entrance. However they only exempted those students who getting their degree in their own university + NET/GSET qualify other university candidate cannot be exempted for Ph D Entrance.
There is unfairness process in admission who qualifying UGC net but apply for Phd in other university.