DU to offer PhD admissions through CUET beginning next academic year

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Posted on June 12, 2023


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From the upcoming academic year, the Delhi University will offer admission into PhD degrees through the Common University Entrance Test (PhD) administered by the National Testing Agency, authorities said on Friday. For the first time, the institution will admit candidates to the PhD programmes without using written exams or interviews and instead will use a single test. The choice was made at a meeting of the Executive Council, where a number of resolutions, including the five-year LLB project, were accepted.

“PhD admission will be done on the basis of CUET (PhD)-2023 based on the recommendation of the Standing Committee of the Academic Council, after deliberations on various matters related to admission and attendance of Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and PhD programmes for the academic session 2023-24, the same were also accepted by the Executive Council (EC),” the university said in a statement. The Delhi University (DU) began accepting applications through CUET-UG for undergraduate programmes last year and will now accept applications through CUET PG for postgraduate studies. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will administer the entrance exam using the national-based CUET (PhD)-2023. Officials stated that those working for the institution in the teaching or non-teaching categories may directly show up for interviews. It is possible for both teaching and non-teaching personnel to participate in classes and exams without it having an impact on their allocated responsibilities during office hours. These regulations for PhD students will take effect in the academic year 2023–2024, it was added. 

In addition to this, the Medical Science Courses Admission Committee’s (MCAC) recommendations for the seat matrix and eligibility requirements for admission to undergraduate (MBBS/BDS) programmes for the academic year 2023–2024 were also approved in the EC. Admission to the MSc programme for respiratory therapy will also fall under CUET (PG)-2023. Additionally, on Friday, the university’s 1014th Academic Council adopted the motion to establish the Centre for Independence and Partition Studies.