On Sunday, admission to several undergraduate, postgraduate, Ph.D., and MPhil courses on the basis of DUET 2020 was kicked off. The admission test will be taken by over 220,000 aspirants for admission to 133 courses between September 6 and 11.
The DUET 2020 is being held by the National Testing Agency for nine undergraduate courses and all postgraduate Ph.D./MPhil courses in 24 cities. The examination has centers in Thiruvananthapuram, Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Chennai, Patna, and Mumbai along with other cities. DUET was conducted in only 18 cities last year.
Detailed security protocols have been announced by NTA to be followed at the examination center in view of the coronavirus pandemic. Metal detectors will be used to ensure contactless frisking at these centers. To ensure social distancing norms, the agency has also reduced the seating capacity at the examination centers. At regular intervals, the examination centers will be sanitized.
For those students whose body temperature is higher than the permissible limit, an isolation room will be set up. The entry and exits of students will be staggered just like the JEE exam in order to avoid a rush. At the examination centers, the students will be provided with masks and gloves.
In a day, three shifts will be used to administer the exam- 8 am to 10 am, 12 pm to 2 pm, and 4 pm to 6 pm.
On Sunday, Sreejith K will be writing his PG entrance test in DUET 2020 said that several areas in Kerala have been declared as containment zones and his friends in such areas will not be able to appear for the test. He came to Delhi in a train a couple of days ago. Only very few people were wearing masks on the train. He is worried about putting his family at risk; therefore, he will be quarantining himself for two weeks after he reaches home.
Entrance-based examinations are held in DU for nine undergraduate courses- Bachelor of Management Studies, BA (Honors) Business Economics, BTech ( Information Technology and Mathematical Innovations), Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis), Bachelor of Elementary Education, BA (Hons.) humanities and Social Sciences, BA (Honors) Multimedia and Mass Communication, Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Health Education and Sports, and Five-year integrated program in Journalism.