DAVV to split the entrance tests in three categories

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INDORE: For the academic session 2020-21, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) will not keep entrance test for all the courses under one umbrella. Instead of centralized exams, the varsity has decided to split the entrance tests in three categories.

After last year’s Common Entrance Test (CET) fiasco, the varsity has decided to set up three examination committees to conduct entrance tests.

While professional courses will be conducted through CET, the conventional courses will be conducted through department-level examinations and MTech and ME courses will be in the third category.

In the meeting which was conducted with all the heads of University Teaching Department (UTD) on Wednesday, DAVV vice-chancellor Dr Renu Jain asked suggestions on courses that should be included in CET.

“Till 2018, examinations for various courses were divided into different categories. But, last year when the varsity tried to club it, it got backfired so the varsity has decided to divide the courses again this year,” Jain told TOI.

The dates for CET have not yet been decided. But the varsity has begun with the segregation of the courses that will be put in CET and non-CET bracket.

“If we want to conduct the online examination, we will have to also ensure that a trusted company conducts it. To ensure smooth admissions this year, we will have to begin the process well in advance as a good firm requires time otherwise in last minute only the non-reliable companies would be there,” said DAVV spokesperson Dr Chandan Gupta.

Every year, the varsity used to conduct the examination in June which had been shifted to May for a couple of years and last year it was shifted back to third week of June for courses of all the 14 UTDs.

Last year the CET exam was held for admission in 65 courses at 50 centres in 24 cities for over 3000 seats. This year the number of seats is likely to increase.

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