Over 3,500 candidates aspiring to enroll themselves for doctorate degrees at different departments of the University of Mysuru (UoM) appeared for the online eligibility test conducted by the varsity.
The test was held at 37 different locations across India. The Results are expected to be declared shortly.
According to the Times of India, UoM is the first varsity in Karnataka to hold an online entrance test for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) aspirants. Software major TCS provided the software for conducting the tests in different subjects.
The firm also has the responsibility to ensure that the tests are administered in a transparent manner, without any incidents of malpractice. This will ensure that only meritorious students gain admission into the PhD programs of UoM.
According to institute officials, the certificate of the eligibility test is valid for a period of three years. In case the candidate does not enroll for a PhD degree within three years, that candidate has to take another test, which again will be valid for another three years.
The measure has been taken to ensure that the PhD aspirants keep themselves updated with subject knowledge.
UoM plans to add more locations to hold the online PhD entrance test. In the coming years, the test may be held at 650 locations, added institute officials.
The university is also planning to conduct the entrance tests for all degree and postgraduate (PG) courses online. UoM is known to adopt various positive measures to boost academics and research.
It has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan-based Hokkaido University to enhance the quality of academics and research in both the universities through student exchange, exchange of research fellows and faculty as well as exchange of academic material and publication.