Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar of Jawaharlal Nehru University has stated that the university will conduct the JNU entrance examinations whenever it is deemed safe for students to appear. He also stated that if entrance exams are delayed as a result of the COVID-19 situation and admissions take place later, the university will undoubtedly adjust the academic calendar to compensate for lost time without jeopardising academic rigour.
The Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exams are used to determine admission to the university’s postgraduate and M.Phil programmes. The entrance examinations are normally held in May and June, but have been postponed due to the country’s pandemic situation.
Additionally, the University has halted registrations for Winter Semester programmes. Registration for the Winter Semesters of 2021 was originally scheduled to begin on May 8, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.
The National Testing Agency will accept applications for JNU 2021 online, and the complete schedule of entrance exams will be available on the university’s official website.
On-campus COVID-19 health clinics at JNU
According to reports, JNU is planning to establish a COVID-19 health centre on campus and has solicited financial support from the university’s alumni. The Vice-Chancellor of JNU has asked alumni to donate at least one day’s salary or a larger sum to upgrade the campus health centre to a COVID health centre. Noting that the university and its residents have been impacted by the pandemic, the Vice-Chancellor of JNU urged alumni to join the university’s efforts to ensure the safety and security of students and other staff members.