The JNU student union on Monday, June 8, 2019, said that it has written to the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the university, urging him to start steps to revert to the previous paper-based format for conducting the institution’s entrance examination.
This is for the first time that the varsity has switched to the computer-based mode of entrance exams that are being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) across 122 cities in the country. The Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examinations (JNUEE) and the Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology (CEEB) 2019 commenced from May 27 and went on until May 30. The examinations were conducted in 142 programmes of study in eight shifts.
In the letter to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Vice Chancellor M Jagadish Kumar, said “It might have already come to your notice that from the time of the announcing of JNUEE to be conducted by NTA, there has been large-scale discrepancies and flaws.”
Students had to face difficulties at all stages of the entrance examination process right from the application process until the online test. Claimed the letter signed by JNUSU president N Sai Balaji, and three other office-bearers of the union.”We are bringing to your attention two of the latest concerns — paper leak and errors in answer key,” the letter said.
“The exam paper of BA 1st year cluster one of Russian, Spanish, French, and German held on May 28, 2019 was found to be circulating on WhatsApp. Also, the BA paper that came was out of syllabus that was prescribed in the prospectus by JNU administration for students,” the letter claimed.