The University of Madras has decided to abolish entrance examinations for post-graduate courses for which there is poor response. Students will be given spot admission in the less-favoured PG courses after counselling. However, the university will follow reservation norms prescribed by the State government.
Vice-Chancellor G. Thiruvasagam told newspersons here on Wednesday that the university had 18 schools and 72 departments with courses ranging from music to nanotechnology. However, some PG courses attracted very little response. one reason being the entrance examination. Hence, the university had decided to abolish entrance tests for these courses. The university wanted optimum utilisation of available resources and had therefore launched a special drive to attract students. It had also revamped the courses to meet the requirement of civil service and State service examinations.
The last date for accepting applications for PG courses is May 5.