The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has scrapped up the system of cut-off marks for its entrance test for admissions to all courses being offered by it. This news entrance scheme will be effective at the varsity from the coming academic year onwards.
In 2012, the university had put up a cut off marks for students belonging to general and OBC categories whilst the SC and ST students were kept exempted from it.
Now according to the new initiative, from the coming year onwards all students scoring in the entrance examination will be eligible to take admissions, depending on the number of seats available.
As said by the concerned authority from the Varsity in a press conference, about 77% of the students will be benefited by this new move.
"This year, just 87% of the seats were filled," said M Rajasekhar, registrar, UoH. By virtue of the new move of scrapping up cut-off mark system, the university has expected to fill up all seats available in the new academic year, said Rajasekhar. The university is likely to conduct its entrance tests from 1 to 7 February 2014.
Also, in the new academic year, the UoH with the financial support of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) will organize a Hyderabad Lecture Series, where in eminent people from across the world would participate and deliver lectures at different venues in the city, said the Vice Chancellor of the Varsity, Ramakrishna Ramaswamy.
The Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen will expectedly be the first to deliver a lecture on the UoH campus on 19 December 2013.