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Listening to the agitations of AU Student Union, the Allahabad University authorities have agreed on holding PG entrance tests for students through both online and offline methods.
Apart from this, AU authorities have also assured that they will also extend the last date for filling up the application form for PG courses after getting an approval of the MHRD.
All this took place due to the rising agitations by the AU Student Union Earlier, on Sunday night, the police had forcefully taken away AUSU president Richa Singh from the union hall as the students had announced to intensify their stir. She was later admitted to SRN hospital of the city.
AU campus witnessed intense agitation of the student leaders wherein police had lathi charged the protesting students and had detained many. AU authorities on their part had suspended 17 student leaders and lodged complaint against them.
Soon chief proctor Prof N K Shukla and dean student welfare told the agitating student leaders that the varsity authorities have accepted their demand in principal and written to MHRD and UGC that AU would revert to old format of conducting entrance test i.e. both online and offline mode for this year.
AU chief proctor, N K Shukla said, "we have written to MHRD and sought their permission to conduct these entrance tests by both the modes and if we are asked for the same, the last date for application forms will also be extended". The last date for PG forms ended on Monday.
Shukla also said that AU authorities have also relaxed the eligibility criteria, regarding minimum of 80% marks, for doing double MA. Now, any student having 60% marks can again do MA.