The OUPGCET 2013 will be held from May 30 to June 10.
Osmania University has received 62,790 applications for various PG courses offered by the four universities and their affiliated colleges, and more than 84,000 hall tickets have been generated, Prof. Satyanarayana said. Candidates will have to download hall tickets from the OU website, affix photo and self-attest the application.
The Courses are offered in:
- Osmania University: M.A, M.Sc, M.C.J (2 year course), M.C.J (2 year Course), B.L.I.Sc, M.L.I.Sc, M.S.W, M.Ed, M.P.Ed, M.Com and PG Diploma Courses.
- Telangana University: M.A, M.S.W, M.Com, M.Sc.
- Mahatma Gandhi University: M.A, M.Com, M.Sc.
- Palamuru University: M.A, M.S.W, M.Com, M.Sc.
All the four universities have 18,950 PG seats in 43 courses including 4,515 at university colleges, with the remaining available at affiliated colleges.
The University has decided not to conduct entrance tests for nine subjects which received less applications than the seats available.
Subjects like MA Kannada, Marathi, Persian, Tamil, PG diplomas in Urdu Paleography, Applied Linguistics, Functional Hindi and Translation, Geographical Cartography and Advanced Biostatistics will have no entrance tests and all those who have applied will be granted admission.
Osmania University vice-chancellor Prof S Satyanarayana released the schedule of entrance tests on Monday which will be held between May 30 and June 10 (three sessions on each day) at 23 centres in Hyderabad.
For the first time they would collect the thumb impression of each candidate at the examination centre. He also said that they have introduced the marking of answers with black ball point pens instead of HB pencils which was the earlier practice.
To avoid impersonation, the university has taken a slew of measures. The university has introduced two test booklet series, and candidates' left thumb impression will be taken on the OMR sheets.
Students have to use only black or blue ball point pens to darken ovals on the OMR sheet, and they will not be allowed to carry HB pencils, Prof. Satnarayana said. Special observers will also be deployed to check malpractices, he added.
"Mahatma Gandhi University has informed that separate counselling sessions will be held for the courses offered by it. Combined counselling sessions will be held for the rest of the universities by OU," the V-C said.