The exams will be held on December 23 and the hall tickets for will be available online from December 15.
MUMBAI: The University of Mumbai (MU), who is conducting PhD Entrance Test (PET) exam for the first time online, has received over 6,000 registrations from the students across the state. This test will be conducted in the month of December at 50 different centres in the state.
According to the University Grants Commission (UGC) 2016 guidelines, MU released the vice chancellor directives for PhD and M.Phil entrance. On this basis, 2018 PhD and M.Phil entrance test will be conducted from four faculties, which include science and technology, humanities, commerce and management and inter-disciplinary studies, which in total has 78 subjects.
The online exams will be purely based on research and related to their post graduation subjects. It will be conducted in IT labs of 50 MU affiliated colleges and institutes.
These tests would be conducted online for the first time and the results of the same will be declared within two to three days, as per the university officials.
Altogether 6,168 have successfully registered for PET exams this year out of which 4,328 are from the jurisdiction of Mumbai. The remaining applicants are from cities such as Pune (329), Nashik (211) and Ahmednagar (100).
Interestingly, students from other states too have registered themselves for PET that include 18 from Delhi, 17 from Goa and 30 from Gujarat.
As per the MU statistics, in the year 2017, the total number of students enrolled for PET was 3,700 and it was 3,350 in the year 2016.
The exams will be conducted on December 23 and the hall tickets for these exams will be made available online from December 15.