Special Correspondent

Hyderabad: More than a lakh students will write the entrance examinations for entry into 52 post-graduate courses offered by the Osmania University, Telangana University, Mahatma Gandhi University and Palamuru University.

The tests will be held from June 14 to 25 for nearly 15,000 seats across 52 courses, said OU Vice-Chancellor, T. Tirupati Rao and Director of Directorate of Admissions, B. Rajeshwar Reddy at a press conference here on Tuesday.

Late fee

They said so far 1.05 lakh applications were received and the number is likely to increase further as candidates can apply with the penal fee till May 28. The hall-tickets have been issued and they are also uploaded on the website for students to download if there is a need.

The results would be declared in July first week. About 13,727 seats are available in Osmania University, 574 in Telangana University in Nizamabad, 320 in Palamuru University in Mahabubnagar and 230 in Mahatma Gandhi University in Nalgonda.

Good response

Sciences as usual got the maximum applicants while there was equally good response to humanities.

Prof. Rao said chemistry subject will be taken by 20,400 students while life sciences exam that consists of bio-chemistry, bio-technology, genetics, microbiology, forensic science and nutrition & dietetics received 9,850 applications.

Mathematics got 5,630 applications. In the Humanities stream, English received 5,314 applications followed by Economics that received 5,250 applications.

For M.Com stream 7,459 students applied while 7,107 students applied for the M.Ed course.

Prof. Rao said the university is introducing a P.G. Diploma in digital information and management. The one-year course is the first of its kind in India.

Sponsored candidates

A separate entrance will be held for admission and the course has 20 seats in addition to five seats that are reserved for sponsored candidates.

The fee structure is around Rs. 10,000.

The Vice-Chancellor said the university was placed 10 {+t} {+h} in the national rankings done by ‘India Today' despite the negative publicity it attracted during the Telangana agitation.