Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU): Apply Now, PDF Available, Eligibility

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Jawaharlal Nehru University

Jawaharlal Nehru University is a reputed higher education institute located in New Delhi. JNU was constituted under the Jawaharlal Nehru University Act 1966, (53 of 1966) and came into existence in 1969. The JNU has reopened admissions for MBA programs for the academic year 2023. Candidates who want to apply for an MBA course at JNU can fill out the application form before 12 July 2023. Applications have also been invited for MSc in Computational and Integrative Sciences and MSc in Biotechnology. Admissions at JNU are done via the Common University Entrance Exam (CUET). 

Name of the InstitutionJNU
Full FormJawaharlal Nehru University
NIRF Rankin#2 (Overall Category)
LocationNew Delhi
Flagship coursesMBA, MCA, BA (Hons), BTech
Application FeesGeneral  – INR 1100SC/ ST – INR 500Foreign Nationals – INR 3280
Selection ProcessCUET
Exam Dates5th to 17th June 2023
Official Websitehttps://www.jnu.ac.in/main/

Also Read – JNUEE 2023

About Jawaharlal Nehru University

JNU is India’s top-listed university offering admission to around 106  undergraduate, postgraduate, integrated and PhD programmes to eligible candidates. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has awarded JNU with the ‘University of Excellence award for its higher level of education system and facilities. The NAAC has accredited it with a Grade Point of 3.91 out of 4 and has ranked #2 in the ‘University’ category. According to the QS World University Rankings, JNU has been listed among the top 10 universities in India

It is the first university in India to offer admission to foreign language courses in its Integrated Master of Arts (MA) course. Currently, Jawaharlal Nehru University consists of a total of 13 schools, 55 departments with separate centres and 7 special centres. This university also offers different Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses and Certificates in different languages. 

ParticularsPDF Link
Admission to M.Sc. programmes in Biotechnology and Computational and Integrative Sciences – 2023-24Click here

Jawaharlal Nehru University Exam Dates

Candidates who are interested in pursuing their higher studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University must keep themselves updated about all the important dates related to university admission. Admissions at JNU are offered via the CUET, which is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The table below highlights all the important dates related to the Jawaharlal Nehru University exam.

ActivitiesImportant Dates
Application starts on9th February 2023
Last date to fill out the application form30th March 2023
Application correction window1st to 3rd April 2023
Announcement of exam centres30th April 2023
Release of Admit Cards19th May 2023 onwards
CUET Dates (UG)21st May to 23rd June 2023
CUET Dates (PG)22nd June to 30th June 2023
Declaration of ResultsJuly 2nd Week 2023
CounsellingAugust 1st Week 2023

Jawaharlal Nehru University Courses and Eligibility Criteria

Jawaharlal Nehru University is known for its high level of academic excellence and the education system it follows. The university offers more than 100 programmes at different levels. Candidates who are interested in any particular course must understand the eligibility requirements of their course. The table below highlights the most popular courses at JNU with their eligibility criteria.

CoursesEligibility Criteria
BA (Hons)Candidates must have completed their 10+2 in relevant subjects.
BTechCandidates must have completed their 10+2 in the Science stream + JEE Advanced Score
MAA minimum of 45% score in Graduation + JNUEE
MCAA minimum of 45% score in Graduation + JNUEE
MBAMust have completed graduation from any government-recognised university.
MScA minimum of 45% score in Graduation + JNUEE
Master in Public Health (MPH)A minimum of 45% score in Graduation + JNUEE
MTechA minimum of 45% score in Graduation + JNUEE

*Note – Candidates who want to pursue MSc BioTechnology must have a valid Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B), conducted by the Regional Centre for Biotechnology on behalf of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

Jawaharlal Nehru University Application Process

All the candidates who are interested in pursuing their higher education at Jawaharlal Nehru University need to apply for admission at the official website of the JNU. The officials of this central university release the application form online for UP, PG, Integrated and Research programmes. Candidates can follow the below-given instructions to apply for admission at JNU.

  • Go to the official website of Jawaharlal Nehru University at https://www.jnu.ac.in/main/.
  • On top of the webpage, look for the ‘Admissions’ option and click on it.
  • A list of all the available admissions at JNU will appear, where you need to click on the course for which you wish to apply.
  • A new tab will appear, where you need to fill out all the details, such as your name, contact details, and education qualification, upload the necessary documents, and pay the application fee.
  • The JNU application is discussed in the table below.
CategoriesJNU Application Fees 
General (Unreserved)INR 1100
Foreign NationalsINR 3280

Once the application fee is deducted, you will receive a confirmation message on your email ID.

Candidates can check the table below, which highlights the PDF link to the JNU admission policy and procedure.

ParticularsPDF Link
JNU Admission Procedure and PolicyClick here

Also Read – JEE Advanced 2023

JNU Reservation Criteria

The Government of India has created the JNU reservation criteria for all the categories. Seats in each course at Jawaharlal Nehru University are fixed for different categories and the students need to possess the required qualification to secure their spot. The table below highlights the JNU reservation policy for all the categories.

Other Backward Castes (OBC)27%
Scheduled Castes (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5%
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)5%

*Note – The persons belonging to EWSs who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs shall get a 10% reservation in Admission to various programmes of study. Wherever a qualified candidate is available within these 10 seats and adjusting his/her category against the respective category to which he/she belongs. 


Why is JNU so famous?

Jawaharlal Nehru University, also known as JNU, is a public university, located in New Delhi. This University is popular because of the education system it has, and its different schools such as the School of Life Science (SLS), the School of Physical Sciences (SPS), the Special Centre for Microbiology, etc. Moreover, the tuition fee at JNU is very low, some courses even start at INR 300 per annum.

Is JNU better than Delhi University (DU)?

When comparing JNU and DU, there are various categories where both these universities have done better than each other. According to the NIRF ranking, JNU is ranked #2 in the Overall University category. Whereas, DU is ranked #22 by NIRF in the overall ranking. Also, there are 5 colleges under DU which rank in the top 10 colleges in India.

Which is the most popular course at JNU?

At present, the most popular courses at JNU are – BTech, BA (Hons), MA, MSc, MBA, PhD, etc. 

Jawaharlal Nehru University is one of the top higher education institutions in India, where students are offered access to a world-class education system with facilities which exceed normal university standards. Candidates looking for admission at JNU must keep themselves updated about the latest developments, most of which are mentioned above in this blog.

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