Lucknow University is all set to change the admission rules for Post Graduate and Doctoral courses from the new academic session. The decision taken by the varsity will affect around 15,000 students applying for various Ph.D. and PG courses. However, the final decision regarding the change of admission rules will be taken at a meeting on April 8, 2017.
As per the proposed changes, the varsity will scrap the policy of 80% reservation in PG courses for the candidates who completed their UG in Lucknow University. The varsity will provide equal opportunity to all the students. On the other hand, the varsity will give more weightage to the marks scored in entrance examination than interview for the admission to Ph.D. programmes.
Now, the candidates who are aspiring to apply for the Ph.D. programme at Lucknow University have to concentrate more on entrance examination rather than the interview. Vice-Chancellor of Lucknow University revealed that the rules would also change for Junior Research Fellows (JRFs).
As per the existing Ph.D. ordinance, Junior Research Fellows are getting a double benefit. JRF candidates need not appear for written examination and they can directly appear for the interview.
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Lucknow University also decided to increase the intake for MBA course from 60 to 120 seats. On the other hand, the varsity also planned to reduce the intake for the management programmes that receive less response from the students. Vice-Chancellor of Lucknow University pointed that the varsity has been successful in balancing student-teacher ratio for the MBA course.