BHU to use UGC, CSIR NET scores for PhD admission 2024; will not conduct entrance test

BHU PhD Admissions 2024: The university decided not to conduct research entrance test and announced eligibility criteria.

BHU PhD admissions 2024 through NET. (Image: Official)BHU PhD admissions 2024 through NET. (Image: Official)

Vagisha Kaushik | May 13, 2024 | 09:15 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Banaras Hindu University has decided to use the UGC NET and CSIR NET 2024 scores for admission to PhD programmes for the 2024-25 academic session. The university announced that no separate research test will be conducted for BHU PhD admissions from this year onwards.

BHU advised aspirants to apply for the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) June 2024 or the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR NET) June 2024 exams for taking admission to research programmes. UGC has allowed universities to use NET scores for PhD admissions.

“Based on the public notification dated 27th March 2024 of the University Grants Commission, the Banaras Hindu University has decided that Score of UGC/CSIR NET Examination, June 2024 shall be used for admission to Ph.D. programme for the academic session 2024-25 and no separate Research Entrance Test will be conducted by the University,” BHU said in an official notice.

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BHU informed that it offers two modes of PhD admissions – Research Entrance Test (RET) mode and Research Entrance Test Exempted (RET-Exempted) mode and announced the following:

  • The JRF qualified candidates shall be eligible for consideration under the RET exempted mode.
  • The JRF qualified candidates as well as the candidates qualified for the categories II and III of the UGC/CSIR NET June 2024 shall be eligible for consideration under the RET mode. Further, for admission to the PhD programme under this mode in Institute of Agricultural Sciences, the score of the Agricultural Services Recruitment Board (ASRB) examination 2024 shall be used.

Earlier score of NET shall not be valid for PhD admission for the upcoming academic session, BHU said and informed that the detailed PhD information bulletin 2024 shall be released on soon.

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