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Mysore University conducts entrance test for PG

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Entrance test for PG at Mysore Varsity
The academic council of the University of Mysore decided to conduct entrance test for all the Postgraduate courses offered at its main campus, PG centres, autonomous, affiliated and constituent colleges from the academic session 2013-14.

The Chief Nodal Officer of the University and Chairperson of admissions, Reformation and Regulations and implementation committee member Prof P Nagabushan recommends the entrance test for PG admissions.

The University of Grants Commission (UGC) in its 11th Plan has emphasised on bringing in reforms in higher education by effecting changes in admissions rules.

The new entrance test will based on OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) based, with one hour duration and for a total of 50 marks.

The OMR sheet contains details of candidates personal information like candidates name, Fathers name, Date of birth, Roll number, Mobile number, email address, religion, address & other information are to be filled by the candidate by blue / Black ball pen or HB pencil.

The office of the Registrar (Evaluation) will conduct the entrance test and evaluate the answer scripts. Entrance test will conducted after the undergraduate exams, without waiting for the announcement of results.

The fee for the entrance test is fixed at Rs 100/- per course for the academic year 2013-14.

The dean of Department of Mass Communication and Journalism Prof. N Usharani argued that, it would be inadequate to conduct objective type test for students of her department. She commented that the department has been conducting entrance test past from 35 years.

By adopting the new test system, it would restrain the department from testing the creative ability of the students, the main criterion to study journalism. Finally, it was decided to introduce the entrance test with minor changes if any.

Foreign students aspiring to admissions in Ph.D courses at Mysore University need not appear in entrance test at the varsity itself.

If a foreign students has successfully completed national level entrance tests such as TOFEL and others, they are eligible for admissions.

However, in the case of foreign students successfully completing postgraduate courses in the university, entrance test and course work in compulsory.

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