Jawaharlal Nehru University, commonly known as JNU may start offering B.Tech programmes from the academic year 2018-19. This move comes after a proposal by JNU to expand its portfolio by offering technical and management programmes has been accepted by the University Grants Commission (UGC). However, for B.Tech admissions in 2018-19, JNU may not conduct its own entrance test. The varsity will offer B.Tech admissions based on candidates scores in some national level engineering entrance test. Most likely, JNU will admit candidates into its B.Tech programmes based on their performance in JEE Main, the largest national level engineering entrance examination in the country.
According to Mr. Baweja, Section Officer, Admissions (JNU), “We have got the approval in principle to start B.Tech programmes, however, the other modalities are being worked upon. It’s not certain, but we may start B.Tech batch from this year.”
To know the latest development in this regard, the varsity has advised the aspiring candidates (who wish to seek B.Tech admission at JNU) to keep tracking its official website.
It must be noted that only the School of Languages of JNU offers some undergraduate programmes in foreign languages. Apart from this, JNU does not offer any other UG programme. It is for the first time that the university has opened its doors for offering undergraduate programmes in engineering stream. So far, JNU is known for post graduate and advanced programmes.
The undergraduate engineering programmes will be offered under School of Engineering, JNU. For more information like the UG engineering programmes likely to be offered, fee structure, seat intake and admission time table, etc is a wait and watch situation as of now.