Jamia Hamdard has no undergraduate entrance test, switched to decentralised, e-enrolment, and changed the exam system to allow student-faculty interface regarding marking, this year. Also, the deemed university plans to start three MSc programmes in microbiology, clinical biochemistry and human physiology, and offer Wi-Fi connectivity on campus.
“We decided to change the admission process to cut down on time and to involve the deans and departments in it,” says G N Qazi, vice-chancellor, Jamia Hamdard. The controller of examination was in-charge of a centralised process and medical aspirants were required to submit their national eligibility-cum-entrance test marks till last year. Since the Central Board of Secondary Education’s NEET has been scrapped, Hamdard will now accept scores of the CBSE’s All India Pre-Medical /Pre-Dental Entrance Test.
“We have made the deans responsible for admissions in their respective departments. The controller of examinations will now just be a custodian of the data,” adds Qazi.
Once applicants fill in the online registration forms on www.jamiahamdard.edu, their information will be entered into a database.
The department deans will scrutinise the applications and take the decision. Applicants need to give their mobile phone numbers and email ID through which representatives will get in touch with them in case they need more information. The examination system, too, has been decentralised while evaluation will be continuous and carried out through the academic year.
“We want to make the entire process of setting the question paper, evaluation and results, transparent. The faculty will be more involved in the process and students will have direct contact with teachers in case they need to clarify their doubts regarding the marking, etc, which will remove the scope for revaluation,” says Firdous Wani, registrar, Jamia Hamdard.
In the midst of change, the campus is all set to be connected through Wi-Fi . “Every month, students spend anywhere around Rs 900-Rs 1,000 for their internet connections individually . Once, we introduce the Wi-Fi-facility on campus, they wouldn’t have to pay that much and will have access to the internet 24 hours a day,” says Wani. Talking about the new degrees, Qazi says, “The MSc programmes will train students to teach in medical colleges approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI).” DATE-WISE The application process is on Separate deadlines for different programmes. For details, visit the university website NEW LAW SCHOOL New schools for law, inclusive journalism and teacher training in addition to several postgraduate diploma and certificate programmes are on the cards at Jamia Hamdard