Covid-19: Jamia considers merit-based admissions this year
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: Jamia Millia Islamia is considering merit-based admissions to its undergraduate and postgraduate courses this year in case it is unable to conduct entrance tests due to the Covid-19 pandemic, officials familiar with the development said. The university holds entrance exams for admission to 56 undergraduate and 15 postgraduate courses in June every year. This year, the tests have not been held till now due to the prevailing situation.
A senior official, requesting anonymity, said the university has asked all candidates to upload mark sheets of the qualifying exams in its portal. “We have asked them to upload mark sheets of the qualifying exams as in case a situation arises to take admission on the basis of merit, we should have all the data,” the official said.
A circular issued by the university’s office of the controller (examination) on August 20 asked candidates who have already applied to upload their mark sheets on the admission portal. “All aspiring candidates are required to upload mark sheets of qualifying examinations, including those who have already filled in online application forms using their login id and password,” the circular stated.