It plans to reduce stress on students, says Vice-Chancellor

In a move to make entrance examination for post graduate studies (AUCET) less stressful for the students the Andhra University is revamping the examination system from the next academic year.

The AUCET comprised some 65 examinations covering each post graduate subject and this meant that a student who was eligible for three or four PG programmes had to appear for as many entrance examinations.

This was not only stressful for students who had to study for so many exams but also for the university system which had to schedule these exams to ensure that a student could appear for multiple exams.

Further, the student was tested for knowledge in the subject he or she would be taking up at the PG level, which was unrealistic, AU Vice-Chancellor G.S.N. Raju said. How can one expect the student to know the subject at the PG level, the examination should test her knowledge at the graduate level, he said.

The PG courses from a discipline or department have been grouped together, like Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Arts and Humanities, among others and the student would have to appear for only one exam for seeking admission into any of the PG courses being offered in the disciplines. The candidate would fill in the choice of courses in the application form.

The admission to different courses would be given based on the rank in the examination and the options filled in the application form, the Vice-Chancellor said.

In an effort to simplify the application registration procedures have been made online.

The registration for the entrance examination and application for the courses would have to be done online.

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