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Delhi University to Accept UGC NET Scores for PhD Admissions from 2024-25 Session

The University of Delhi (DU) will now consider scores from the National Eligibility Test (NET) for admissions to its PhD programs, beginning with the academic session 2024-25. This decision aligns with the latest University Grants Commission (UGC) regulation that allows universities to utilize NET scores instead of conducting their own entrance exams.

DU PhD Admission 2024 Official Notice

DU PhD Admission 2024 Guidelines

Delhi University has laid out specific guidelines for PhD admissions under this new framework. These guidelines aim to ensure a fair and transparent admission process, accommodating the diverse academic needs of applicants. According to the official notification released by the DU, effective 2024-25 session, NET candidates will be classified into three categories for eligibility:

Qualified For  Eligible For
JRF Assistant Professor PhD Admission
Category 1 – JRF And Assistant Professor Yes Yes Yes
Category 2 – Assistant Professor and PhD Admission No Yes Yes
Category 3 – PhD Admission No No Yes

Key Highlights of DU PhD Admission Guidelines 2024

Here’s a breakdown of the crucial points to remember for aspirants applying for PhD programs at Delhi University:

  • JRF Admissions: The selection process for admissions under the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) category will be conducted as per the UGC guidelines outlined in its notification dated November 7th, 2022.
  • Weightage for NET Scores and Interview: For students seeking admission under categories combining Assistant Professor and PhD (Category 2) or PhD only (Category 3), the weightage for admissions will be:
    • 70% – NET Exam Score
    • 30% – Interview Performance
  • Validity of NET Scores: The marks obtained in the UGC NET exam will hold validity for a period of one year for applying to PhD programs at DU.
  • Entrance Exams for Specific Programs: The University will conduct its own entrance exams for PhD programs where the UGC does not conduct NET examinations in those specific subjects. Examples include Portuguese, Italian, and some branches of Engineering.

DU PhD Admission 2024 Guidelines

UGC’s New Directive

The decision by Delhi University follows the UGC’s notification dated March 27, 2024, which stated: “The University Grants Commission (UGC), vide its notification dated March 27, 2024, decided that from the academic session 2024-25, the National Eligibility Test (NET) score can be used for admission to PhD programs in place of entrance tests conducted by the different Universities/HEIs. Accordingly, from the academic session 2024-25, the University of Delhi will use the National Eligibility Test (NET) scores for admission to Ph.D. Programs.”

DU PhD Admission 2024 Upcoming Notifications

Candidates interested in applying for PhD programs at Delhi University for the academic session 2024-25 are advised to stay updated with the latest notifications. The detailed DU PhD admission notification 2024 will soon be released on the official website admission.uod.ac.in. Candidates are encouraged to apply for the UGC NET Examination scheduled for June 2024, as per the notification by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

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