Jawaharlal Nehru University
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
First degree/qualification: Bachelor's degree (3 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Class I or very high class II range.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 4 year bachelor's degree; or 5 year integrated master's degree; or master's degree following completion of 3 year bachelor's degree; or completion of a bachelor degree followed by certain postgraduate diplomas which are either AIU (Association of Indian Universities) or AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) approved; postgrad diplomas are all evaluated individually.
Documents required: Official mark sheets/transcripts/records; official certification of degree and date awarded.
Description: Instituted in 1969, a teaching and residential university with 7 schools and a Biotechnology centre. Primarily a graduate school although it does offer bachelor degrees with the usual admission requirement of a senior school certificate (12 years of education). Considered to be a very good school with competitive admission. In the School of Languages applicants can be admitted to a five-year integrated MA program; the other schools require at least a bachelor's degree for admission.
Some Indian institutions award class on last year; some on honours courses; some do not count failed/repeated courses. We calculate average on all marks/grades. Examinations held at end of semester.
Language of instruction: English.
Master's: 1-3 years after specified degree.
Ph.D.: 3 years after master's degree (in most faculties); 2 years after M. Philosophy degree.
Last updated: Jul 28, 2008