RGUCET underway, entrance in six centers

RONO HILLS, Jun 28: The Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) is keeping no stone unturned to conduct two smooth entrance examinations namely – RGUPET and RGUCET at six designated centres this year.

There are 3,379 number of combined seats in 83 programmes including, PhD, post graduate, undergraduate, PG diploma and certificate programmes ranging from conventional to technical and professional ones, of which 1,390 seats are spread in Rajiv Gandhi University’s (RGU) affiliated colleges against 9 selected programmes.

The centres notified for RGUCET are at RGU’s campus besides Gauhati University, Jawaharlal Nehru College at Pasighat, Dera Natung Govt College at Itanagar, Indira Gandhi Govt College at Tezu and Govt College Bomdila campus and is being conducted from June 28 to July 8 next.

Candidates have selected their examination centers as per their own preferences and conveniences.

Meanwhile, the RGUPET for admissions to a total of 123 PhD vacant seats in 28 departments would be conducted in RGU campus only which is scheduled from July 4 to 7 next.

RGU Joint Registrar Dr David Pertin while briefing the progress of the entrance on the first day of RGUCET, informed that 15,806 candidates have been shortlisted to vie for a seat in different courses and programmes on offer, which is a very encouraging sign for the university and speaks volume of RGU’s popularity in the state and in the region.

He further informed that candidates who were appearing in final semester/year examinations of any qualifying degrees were eligible to apply and sit for the ensuing RGUPET & RGUCET. However, their admissions on selection through entrance shall be confirmed only after scrutiny of the original documents and the result of their respective qualifying examinations.

On type of question, he informed that, generally, there shall be 100 multiple choice questions except for BEd programme where total questions were restricted to 50 only.

The university is introducing PhD programmes in the newly opened departments of National Security Studies, Law, Food Technology and Statistics, besides MSc in electronics.

In PhD, the university has earmarked a supernumerary seat for eligible army personnel and officers.

Dr Pertin further informed that for the successful conduct of the entrances, a 15 member central co-ordination committee for common entrance tests with Professor S K Patnaik of the department of Geography have also been constituted.

A 24×7 helpline is also in place to attend to the queries of applicants led by RGU’s team of technical experts.

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