The university had yesterday announced that PhD aspirants with a fellowship from UGC/CSIR/NET or a central government institute need not take the entrance exam, and those who do not have it will have to. However, they are all required to appear for interview.
"Students who do not have a fellowship will take the entrance exam and then everyone will be on the same platform when they will appear for viva voce," Pandit told. Viva voce interaction will not leave any scope for discrimination, he said. The committee chief said the reservation policy will be followed strictly.
Meanwhile, a section of students condemned the varsity's move to "make the written examination a mere qualifier".
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