NAGPUR: The Nagpur University has announced dates of PhD entrance exam (PET) and has invited applications from eligible candidates. The exam would be conducted online from June 27 to 30 and results would be declared on July 2. The last date of receiving application is June 18 till 3pm.
According to officials from NU's PhD section, the aspirants had to apply online and then submit a printout to the Application Receipt Centre (ARC) at NU library at the Campus on Amravati Road. They also have to submit a demand draft of Rs 800 (Rs 600 for reserved category candidates) along with a passport size photograph. The exam would be conducted online at various centres with the help of Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd (MKCL). The 100 marks exam would be conducted in both English and Marathi. The questions would be objective type and duration will be 90 minutes.
The PET would be largely based on aptitude, general knowledge and logical reasoning. The list of successful candidates would be uploaded on the NU website on July 2. The successful candidates then have to complete registration formalities at their department of liking and submit the synopsis that would be placed before Research Recognition Committee (RRC).
Officials informed that PET only tested the aptitude of the candidates for research while their knowledge of respective field would be tested in the interview. NU has so far conducted two PETs in July and December last year. Success percentage at 66% in second exam was more than double of 32% in first one, primarily due to introduction of Marathi medium.