JU introduces 5 new courses this year
32000 candidates to appear in JUET from May 31
Jammu, May 12: Jammu University (JU) has introduced five new courses from this academic session and the selection would be made through Jammu University Entrance Test (JUET)- 2012 to be held from May 31, this year.
The new courses included BA English Honours, B.Com Honours, LLB Five Years, BBA Tourism and Hotel Management, Masters of Science in Information Technology (M. Sc IT) and Post Graduation (PG) Kashmiri.
Official sources said that around 32,000 students would be appearing for the Entrance Test this year in comparison to 22000, last year.
Jammu University had already around 1700 seats in various courses in addition to around 700 seats for BA English Honours, B.Com honours, LLB Five Years, BBA Tourism and Hotel Management and more than 50 seats are expected to increase further due to introduction of M. Sc IT and PG Kashmiri. While some of the courses are held in the Jammu campus, others are being conducted through the off-site campus and PG colleges across the region.
Dean Academic Affairs RD Sharma said, “The number of seats in a programme of study in the Teaching Departments of the University shall be determined before the commencement of the academic session by the Dean of the Faculty and Head of the Department concerned in consultation with members of the teaching staff of the Department with the approval of the Dean Academic Affairs, Vice-Chancellor and University Council. The number of seats so determined shall be communicated by the Head of the Department by concerned to the Dean Academic Affairs before commencement of admission process”.
A students can opt for as many as five courses while appearing in the entrance examination.
In eight examinations centres included Bhaderwah, Jammu, Kathua, Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi, Srinagar and Udhampur the Jammu University Entrance Test (JUET) will be conducted from 31st of May and would last till June 16.
Sources further informed that Admission to the PG Departments of the University of Jammu, Jammu, off-site campuses and affiliated Colleges shall be made on the basis of Entrance Test and Academic Merit of Qualifying Examination.
The final merit of a candidate out of 100 shall be calculated by giving a weightage of 70 i.e. marks obtained in the Entrance Test and a weightage of 30 to the percentage of marks obtained in the qualifying examination - 30 marks shall be calculated by giving the weightage of 10% each to the percentage of marks in Part I, II and III separately.
Further there shall be 70 objective type questions carrying one (1) mark each for each subject, 60 questions of the concerned subject/ programme within the notified syllabus and 10 questions on Logic and Reasoning.
The duration for each paper shall be 75 minutes (One hour and fifteen minutes), while there will be 4 subject specific tests on each day spread over two shifts.
Pertinently the University has also kept a provision of negative marking. Every wrong answer shall be awarded minus (-) 0.33 marks. The candidate is required to obtain a minimum of 21 marks out of 70 questions for each subject in case of general category candidates and 17 marks out of 70 for candidates belonging to SC/ST/ST (residents of Leh and Kargil) category.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 12 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 12 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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