It is on June 27 in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala

Central University of Karnataka (CUK), Gulbarga, will conduct an independent entrance test from this academic year in four southern States to select candidates for six of the 12 courses offered by it.

The entrance test will be held on June 27 at 10 venues in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala for selecting candidates for MBA, M.Com, MA (Kannada), MA (English), M.Phil. and Ph.D.

The entrance test focussing on the southern States might provide better chance for students from this region to get admission to the university as there is demand for these courses from students of Karnataka also, Vice-Chancellor A.M. Pathan toldThe Hindu.

The entrance test, to be held in Gulbarga, Hubli, Bangalore, Mysore, Belgaum, Mangalore, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Thrissur and Thiruvananthapuram, will be of two-hour duration in the relevant subjects at honours level.

Selection for the remaining courses will be based on the national-level Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) covering the seven new Central universities launched in 2009, according to Ali Raza Moosvi, Associate Professor of Geography and Controller of Exams. CUCET will be held on June 18 and 19.

Criterion

However, the conduct of test at these 10 venues would depend on the number of students opting to take the test from these centres. Information on application and test is available on website www.cuk.ac.in.

New courses

Meanwhile, the university is launching four new courses — Master of Social Works (MSW), MA (Economics), M.Sc (Psychology), and Bachelor of Business Administration — from this academic year and admission for these courses would be through the CUCET. Intake for all the new courses is 30 students each.

Prof. Pathan said that M.Sc (Psychology) will have many unique aspects when compared to the course offered by other universities as its curriculum has been designed in association with experts from Bangalore-based National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). He said that the students joining this course will attend sessions at NIMHANS for practicals.

Scholarships

From this academic year, all students, irrespective of their background, who are admitted to the university will get a merit-cum-means scholarship to an extent of 20 per cent of tuition fee paid in respective courses and those securing admission to M.Phil and Ph.D. courses will get a monthly scholarship of Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 5,000 respectively in addition to an annual contingency fund of Rs. 8,000 and Rs. 12,000 respectively, Dr. Moosvi said.


  • Test is for MBA, M.Com, MA (Kannada), MA (English), M. Phil and Ph.D.

  • Information on application, entrance test is available on www.cuk.ac.in.


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