Delhi University has put on hold its decision to hold to conduct online entrance tests for MPhil, PhD and PG programs as conducting both online and offline test will not be feasible for the University.
In a meeting held on May 19, the standing committee had given approval for conducting both tests i.e. online and offline for MPhil, PhD and PG programs but the decision attracted criticism from the students circle as they said online test will prove to be a disadvantage for the students from the rural area.
The committee finally decided to stick to the offline mode of the exams after a meeting was held on Saturday in which they concluded that dual mode of examination is unfeasible.
"Logistics involved in conducting both kinds of examinations were not feasible. Several stakeholders were consulted and it was found that it needed a large exercise," a member of Standing Committee for Admissions told PTI.
"Diverting the same resources for two examinations would not only involve more cost but also manpower. Also time is very short," the member said.
The offline test will be held in six major centers, namely, Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi, Guwahati, Nagpur, and Bangalore or Chennai.
Nest year the University plans to start the exercise a bit early to see that if this approach can be taken forward. Registrations for the entrance exam based courses such as PG, MPhil and PhD will began on May 31.