Those who are planning to take admissions in Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI) to various undergraduate courses can relax. The University has decided to simplify its admission procedure by bringing down the number of entrance tests.The university has announced that instead of students having to sit in multiple entrance tests, they would now be required to sit in only one common entrance test in each discipline.
Previously the university had conducted around 50 entrance tests but now there would be only eight entrance tests for undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses. In the Social Sciences group students interested in BBS, B.Com, economics, BA with computer application and hotel management will have to appear for only one examination.
Similarly in group II, there will be only one entrance test for subjects such as BA (Hons) Sociology, Political Science, Social Work and Bachelor of Arts.The university has taken this decision after observing that a large number of outstation candidates wait to appear entrance tests for several days. The common entrance tests will save not only the time but also efforts by students.
With new academic session all set to begin, the varsity has planned to introduce new courses as well. The BA programme that had been canceled last year is being
reintroduced and the course structure has been revamped according to the Tripos Programme at the Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
The university is also introducing other new courses such as M.Phil in Latin, American studies, European studies, MA in early childhood development, M.Tech. in earthquake engineering and M.Arch. in urban regeneration.