The Panjab University Syndicate will meet on April 10, 2019, to discuss the introduction of Panjab University Common Entrance Test (PU-CET) for admission to the Masters in Social Work Programme.
The six member academic and the administrative committee met on January 24 and proposed to introduce PU-CET for admission to the Masters in Social Work Programmes offered by the university. The entrance test is planned to be brought to effect from the academic year of 2019-20. The committee has clarified that the admission to the programme will be conducted through the entrance test.
In the meeting conducted, it was decided that in order to secure and admission to the Masters in Social Work programme candidates need to secure a minimum of 35 per cent marks in the entrance examination which will be then followed by an interview. It was also decided in the meeting that candidates need to secure a minimum of 50 per cent marks in their qualifying bachelor’s examination of any discipline from a recognized university or institute.
The committee also discussed an increase in the intake of candidates for the Master’s in Social Work Programme and also the introduction of a certificate programme in ‘Social Work and Field Intervention’. The committee also proposed to include three more seats to the existing 30 seats offered by the University for the Programme.
After the approval by the Dean University Instruction and Vice-Chancellor a six member board of studies in a meeting on March 12, 2019, unanimously cleared the agenda of ‘Proposal for PU-CET’ for admissions to Masters in Social Work programme and recommended that it should be forwarded for approval by the syndicate. The Panjab University syndicate will also make a decision as to whether any additions need to be made in the existing admission criteria for the Chemistry programme.