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JNU Admission 2024: Last Date, Courses, Fees, Eligibility & Selection

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Q:   Can I get admission to JNU without CUET?


To get admission at Jawaharlal Nehru University, candidates must visit the official website of the University (jnu.ac.in) or NTA for course-wise admission criteria. JNU admission to most of the UG, PG and Diploma courses are based on candidates' performance in the CUET-UG & CUET-PG scores. For admission to JNU BA (Hons.) in Foreign Languages, BSc.-MSc Integrated programme in Ayurveda Biology and Certificate of Proficiency courses, JNU accepts CUET-UG. For JNU PG courses including MTech, MPH, MA, MSc, MCA and PG Diploma in Big Data, admission is based on CUET-PG scores. For JNU MBA admission 2024, CUET-PG is not valid and is dependent on CAT scores. 


Q:   What is the last date for JNU admission?


Jawaharlal Nehru University accepts CUET-UG and CUET-PG entrance test scores for admission to several undergraduate, postgraduate, certificate and PG Diploma courses. The University also accepts a few national-level entrance exam scores for admission to courses such as BTech, MBA, etc. For admission to BA (Hons.) in Foreign Languages, BSc-MSc Integrated programme in Ayurveda Biology and Certificate of Proficiency courses, JNU accepts CUET-UG scores. 

  • The registration window for CUET UG 2024 is open for Jawaharlal Nehru University admission to the UG courses and the last date to apply has been extended to Apr 5, 2024. Further, the CUET UG 2024 exam will be held between May 15, 2024 and May 31, 2024.

Q:   What is the minimum marks for JNU admission?


The educational qualification and minimum aggregate requirement varies course-wise. However, the basic eligibility remains the same i.e. Class 12 for UG and graduation for PG courses. Find below JNU eligibility criteria for top courses:

Popular CoursesEligibility & Selection Criteria

Class 12 from a recognised board with a minimum aggregate of 75%

BA (Hons)

Class 12 from a recognised board with a minimum aggregate of 45%


Graduation with a minimum aggregate of 50%


Graduation with a minimum aggregate of 55%


Graduation with a minimum aggregate of 45% to 50%


BSc with a minimum aggregate of 55%


BCA or any other Bachelor's degree with a minimum aggregate of 55%


Class 12 from a recognised board with a minimum aggregate of 45%


Master's degree with a minimum aggregate of 55%


Q:   Is JNU better than DU?


As per the NIRF 2023 rankings, JNU is ranked 2nd, while DU is ranked 11th. This clearly suggests that JNU is a better university overall. However, these rankings are based on a variety of factors. Furthermore, the best university for a student will depend on the individual needs and preferences. Here is the comparison of JNU and DU based on some key factors:

  • Academics: JNU is known for its strong academics and research focus. It has a number of world-renowned faculty members, and its students have gone on to achieve great things in their careers. DU is also a good university academically, but it is not as research-intensive as JNU.
  • Campus Life: JNU has a vibrant campus life with a strong student union. There are many student organizations and activities, and the university has a reputation for being a hotbed of political activism. DU also has a good campus life, but it is not as political as JNU.
  • Location: JNU is located in South Delhi, while DU is spread out across the city. This means that JNU students have a more central location, while DU students have more options when it comes to choosing a college or hostel.
  • Fees: The fees at JNU are lower than the fees at DU. This is because JNU is a central university, while DU is a state university.

JNU MA Admission 2024

32 courses 2 years
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iconEligibility Criteria

  • Undergraduate Degree with 45% aggregate
  • Accepting Exams: CUET-PG

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DatesUpcoming Events
29 Apr '24 - 27 May '24
M.A. Application 2024 start and end date
10 Jun '24
M.A. Publication of First Merit List for Admissions (Tentative)
10 Jun '24 - 12 Jun '24
M.A. First Merit Lists-Fee payment (Tentative)
18 Jun '24
M.A. Publication of Second Merit Lists & Supernumerary Seat for Admissions (Tentative)
24 Apr '24 - 20 Jun '24
CUET PG 2024 Counselling Process Ongoing
DatesPast Events
13 Apr '24
CUET PG 2024 Result
11 Mar '24 - 28 Mar '24
CUET PG 2024 Exam
4 Mar '24 - 26 Mar '24
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Q:   What is the eligibility for MA at JNU?


Candidates seeking admission to the JNU MA course must have a BCA/Bachelor Degree in Computer Science Engineering or equivalent degree with at least 55% marks. Candidates who have passed BSc/ BCom/ BA with Mathematics at Class 12 or at Graduation level with a minimum aggregate of 55%. Apart from the minimum eligibility requirement, candidates also need to appear for the Central University Entrance Test (Postgraduate) CUET-PG entrance test.


Q:   What is the fee for MA at JNU?


Jawaharlal Nehru University MA fees is INR 432. The mentioned fee is to be paid at the time of enrolment in the University. It must be noted that the given fee is taken from external sources. Hence, the actual amount may vary. For detailed JNU MA fee structure, candidates are advised to contact the admission department of the University or refer to the current admission brochure. 


Q:   How can I apply for MA at JNU?


Candidates seeking admission to the JNU MA course must appear for the CUET-PG entrance exam, conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The students are admitted on merit based on their performance in the entrance test and the deprivation points are added to their score in accordance with the approved admission Policy and Procedures of the University. The CUET PG exam is held for postgraduate course admissions to over 50 Central and participating Universities. 

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JNU Application Process 2024

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Q:   What is CUET registration fee?


CUET application fee varies from category to category and the number of subjects chosen by the candidate for CUET. The CUET registration process is incomplete without the payment of application fee.

Refer the table below the know the CUET application fee for various categories and as per the number of subjects chosen.

CUET Application Fee


Upto three subjects

For each additional subject

General UR

INR 1000

INR 400 each


INR 900

INR 375 each

SC/ST/PwBD/Third Gender

INR 800

INR 350 Each

Centres outside India

INR 4500

INR 1800 each

*Candidates who are not in OBC NCL category must choose General (UR) category


Q:   How can I apply for JNU admission for MBA?


The university accept applications for MBA course admission via online mode. Candidates shall ensure that they fulfil the course-specific eligibility requirements before filling out the application. The step-by-step process for JNU MBA application form filling is as follows:

  1. Visit the official website of JNU.
  2. Register and create login credentials.
  3. Fill in the personal and academic details such as the candidate's name, contact etc.
  4. Upload the scanned photograph and signature in the given dimensions.
  5. Pay the application fee (INR 2,000 for General category and INR 1,000 for SC/ST/PwD) and click on ‘Submit’.

Q:   What is the JNU application fee for an MBA?


Candidates have to pay the required application fee in order to submit their applications successfully. Application fee payment can be done through credit card/debit card/net banking. In the below table, category-wise JNU MBA application fee is mentioned for the aspirants:

CategoryApplication Fee
GeneralINR 2,000
SC/ST/PwDINR 1,000

NOTE: The application fee is non-refundable.


Q:   Can I pay the CUET application fee in offline mode?


No, CUET application fee cannot be paid through offline mode. The registration process for CUET is completely online. Candidates will be required to pay the CUET application fee in online mode through any of the following mediums:

  • Net Banking
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card OR
  • UPI

Upon the payment of the CUET application fee, the confirmation page will be generated for successful payment of the registration fee. In case, the conformation page is not generated, candidates are advised to approach the bank/payment gateway (in the
helpline number and e-mail given in the CUET Information Bulletin) for ensuring successful payment of the application fee and get the refund of the duplicate or multiple payments. 


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M.A. in French and Francophone Studies - Batch of 2024
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All facilities are available in my college .
Placements: In this course, approximately 40% of students secure placements, with a salary package in my college ranging from 5 LPA to 9 LPA. Almost all students are provided with a good salary package, featuring notable recruiting like big companies offering internships.
Infrastructure: The university ensures conducive learning improvement with free Wi-Fi, well-designed classrooms and labs, and a comprehensive library. Engaging sports and games are organized, enhancing the overall experience for all students in my college.
Faculty: The highly qualified and helpful faculty adeptly taught students. The course was tailored to industry needs, providing a relevant and manageable academic experience despite efforts in preparing for semester exams in the university. The college provides all available facilities in my college.
Other: My college scholarship is provided following all government rules.
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M.Sc. in Physics - Batch of 2021
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Teachers are friendly and supportive.
Placements: Placement at JNU College is good. Companies like D. E. Shaw, Deloitte USI, Ernst & Young, McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Accenture, Genpact Risk Consulting LLP, Brain Capability Network, and TriVista, but also forged new relations with companies like Bank of America, Sattva Consulting, and Mother Dairy, have visited 135+ companies and offered an average of INR 6.02 LPA. Placement session 2020–21 was a great success. During this session, a total of 131 students from diverse academic backgrounds were placed via cell. Roughly 5–7% of students get placement. I plan to prepare for the civil service exam.
Infrastructure: For the new students, you will first receive DORMATIORY from the university administration. And after some months, you will receive hostels according to your rank. In your room, you will receive a bed, a chair and a table, which are basic needs for a student. The availability of electricity and water is 24 hours a day, and a water cooler is available in all hostels and in winter for hot water. All hostels have their own mess with a fresh meal and at the end of every month, you will also receive a special dinner. The quality of the food is very good. Every day you will be served a new meal and every month the menu of the mess is changed and you will enjoy a good and healthy meal daily. The mess bill for every month is between INR 2,000 and INR 3,000. And about the hostel, in one room, two students can live easily. It is a very decent room. If we go outside the university area, the cost of a room is INR 8,000–10,000 per month in Munirka and Buddha Vihar. And the hostel fee is nominal—120 rupees per year.
Faculty: The teachers were very helpful. They provided us with great lessons and the practical classes were very helpful. I want solid-state physics here and hope to be a teacher in the near future. There are two special streams for masters in physics: astrophysics and solid-state physics. I opted for the second one. I hope I can be a good teacher in the near future with all the experience I gathered from my college days.
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The campus is good and it provides good placements.
Placements: Our college provides average placements. The highest salary package offered off campus is 33 LPA and the highest salary package offered on campus is 16 LPA. The average salary package offered is 12 LPA. Top recruiting companies like Cisco, Intel, Byju's, Optum, Physics Wallah, etc., visit our campus.
Infrastructure: The mess is good. Basketball and badminton courts are available in the hostel. Our college has a stadium where you can play different sports like cricket, football, volleyball, kabaddi, etc. Air-conditioners are available in classrooms. Computer labs, PR labs, Physics labs, etc., are available. Canteens are located near hostels.
Faculty: Our teachers are well-qualified. Class notes and lectures are sufficient for exam preparation. Apart from academics, we learn moral values and current-day scenarios that one should know.
Other: Our college organises many events, such as DJ nights, cultural events, jamming sessions, crowd work, etc. It has different clubs like Bandish (music), Baila Amor (dance), Kreeda (sports), poetry clubs, and drama clubs. Our college celebrates many events, like Diksha and Anveshna.
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Life in JNU and its Pros and Cons.
Placements: In language courses, you can't expect high placements. However, in JNU, if you want placement, you will get placed easily in multinational companies with an average package around 6 LPA. Amazon and other companies do visit the campus. However, many students opt for higher education, but you can easily get into companies.
Infrastructure: We have schools in the academic complex. So, for language, we have 2 schools of language and one language lab complex. All classrooms are fully AC, and Wi-Fi is available everywhere in the campus. Hostel has 2-person rooms. All hostel rooms have one fan, and each hostel has a water cooler fitted. The mess food is honestly very good.
Faculty: The faculty members are very experienced and highly qualified. They are also very helpful. The course curriculum is excellent as you are studying in the number 1 university. The semester exams are not that tough. If you give time to your subjects daily, then you will clearly excel.
Other: I have always been interested in learning languages, and JNU is the best and most affordable place for this. So, I joined JNU and am currently learning German.
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The college has a large campus for their students.
Placements: In fact, this college provides better placement for the students, but the more hard work a student puts in, the higher placements they can get, and all those placements are being provided on behalf of foreign companies, with approximately more than INR 15–25 lacs. Students can get that opportunity, which can build their lives. If they see that, because there are various opportunities for the job, one can get a good placement with a better performance in this course. If someone is unable to get a placement, then they can start their own business with the intense ability to make apps, website and so on.
Infrastructure: The size of the rooms is average with the basic necessities provided in them, i.e., a bed, a cupboard, a fan, a table, and a chair. Each hostel has its own mess with a menu that is very diverse. The quality of the food is ever-changing. One can avail of hostel facilities at a cheap rate of about INR 3000 a year. If one wants to rent a room, the nearest places are Munirka and Vasant Kunj. Hostel Fee: INR 3000 per year.
Faculty: I graduated with a BCA so I am doing a masters in computer application. The JNU School of System Science faculty is good and the MCA course has 58 students. The ratio between teacher and students is 12:58. The teaching methods of our teachers are the best; they are teaching us like Ph.D. holders. There are four semesters in the MCA course and it's not difficult to pass the exam. Class size: 66 The course costs INR 4000 per year.
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JNU Admission 2024 FAQs

Q:   Which courses of JNU are under CUET?


Admission to Jawaharlal Nehru University BA (Hons) in Foreign Languages, BSc-MSc Integrated Programme in Ayurveda Biology and Certificate of Proficiencey (COP) courses is through CUET (UG). Only the aspirants with a valid score of CUET are eligible to take admission in these courses. Moreover, the application for the same has to be submitted by visiting the JNU admission portal. 


Q:   What is the JNU CUET counselling process?


Only the students who appeared for CUET-UG can apply for JNU UG & Certificate of Proficiency (COP) courses. Selection is based on CUET score and deprivation points. The step-by-step JNU admission process through CUET is as follows:

STEP 1: Register by visiting the JNU official website. 

STEP 2: Login to fill out the application form and upload required documents. Candidates may have to upload their CUET scorecard as well.

STEP 3: Submit the application.

STEP 4: A merit list is released, which can be checked online by entering the application number and password. 

STEP 5: Selected candidates can confirm their seats.

While applying on the pre-enrolment portal for accepting the admission offer, candidates need to pay a fee. The amount to be paid is mentioned in the following table:

Type of Course



INR 268

Certifiate of Proficiency

INR 219


Q:   Do I need any documents during JNU UG and COP registration/admission through CUET?


Yes, a set of documents (original) have to submitted at the admission counter in an envelope. The required documents as mentioned in the JNU brochure are enlisted below:

  • Provisional Certificate of the qualifying examination
  • Migration certificate
  • Character Certificate
  • Anti-ragging Affidavits
  • Discontinuation certificate


Q:   What is the cutoff for BTech at Jawaharlal Nehru University for other than General categories?


JNU BTech in Computer Science and Engineering cutoff ranks 2022 for other than General category were - 44056 for OBC, 101130 for SC, 182186 for ST, 39539 for EWS, 303 for PWD. While the admissions are based on the scores/rank obtained in JEE exam, the last cut offs also change a lot depending on All India quota or Home State. The cutoff also varies if the applicant is a female.


Q:   What is the UPESEAT 2024 application fee?


The application fee for UPESEAT 2024 is INR 1350. Applicants who are willing to fill the application form have to pay the UPES fee online. The exam authority will not accept the UPESEAT fee in any other mode other than online. Candidates can pay the UPESEAT application fee through Credit/debit card, UPI, internet banking, and others. To complete the UPESEAT registration 2024, applicants have to pay the UPESEAT application fee. Applicants are advised to keep a copy of the UPESEAT application form receipt after successful registration.


Q:   What is the cutoff for BTech Electronics and Communication at JNU for other than general categories?


The cutoff ranks 2022 for BTech in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Jawaharlal Nehru University other than General category are - 62722 for OBC, 97150 for SC, 196094 for ST, 65413 for EWS, 837 for PWD. While the admissions are based on the scores/rank obtained in JEE exam, the last cut offs also change a lot depending on All India quota or Home State. It also varies if the applicant is a female.


Q:   What all courses are offered at JNU?


Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) offers courses including BTech and BA (Hons) at the undergraduate level. At the postgraduate level, JNU offers a two-year full-time MBA, MA, MTech, MSc, MCA, MPH and PGD courses. At the doctorate level, the University offers PhD courses covering several specialisations. JNU also offers Certificate of Proficiency (COP) courses as well. The fee, eligibility and selection criteria vary from one course to another. 


Q:   How to take admission in JNU?


JNU accepts several national-level entrance examination scores for admission to UG, PG, PhD and Certificate courses. Candidates seeking admission to any courses at JNU must visit the official website of the University or the National Testing Agency (NTA) website for admission-related information. The steps involved in the admission process are:

Step 1: JNU Application Process 2024: Visit the official website of JNU (jnu.ac.in) and register yourself. After filling in personal information, candidates are then required to fill in their qualification details. The next step is to upload the scanned images of the photograph and signature. The image should be in jpg/jpeg format only. The size of the photo image must be between 10 kb to 200 kb. Now, click on the submit now button to complete the application process. 

Step 2: Appear for the Entrance Exam: Candidates seeking admission to BA (Hons) in Foreign Languages, BSc.-MSc Integrated Programme in Ayurveda Biology and Certificate of Proficiency courses at JNU need to appear for the CUET-UG entrance exam. Students seeking admission to PG and other courses must appear for the course-specific entrance exams to be eligible for the JNU admission process. 

Step 3: Selection of Candidates: Based on the course-specific entrance exam scores, JNU release separate merit lists for candidates belonging to the General, Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, OBC, EWS and PWD categories of students. The final selection of candidates for admission to various courses is based on the inter-se merit of candidates in their respective categories based on their performance in the entrance exams and viva voce (wherever prescribed) and deprivation points.



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Admission to JNU BA Hons courses is based on merit in CUET-UG, conducted by NTA. Selected candidates also have to participate in the counselling for seat allotment.Candidates seeking admission to B.A. (Hons.) in JNU have to appear for CUET (UG). They are required to opt for Section IA – English Test




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Answered 2 months ago

JNU admissions for BA (Hons) have transitioned to the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) process. Here's a breakdown of how to apply:

Apply for CUET UG Exam:

  • Visit the CUET website: Head to the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA) that conducts CUET
  • Register and Apply: Click on "Fi



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Answered 2 months ago

The admission process for M.Tech at University College of Engineering, Kakinada (UCEK), affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada (JNTUK), varies based on the entrance exams and eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant



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Answered 2 months ago

Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College accepts National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET UG) scores for admission to its MBBS program. The minimum eligibility criterion for applying to the MBBS programme is to have 50% marks in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English as the core su



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Answered 8 months ago

For admission to the JNU BSc course, aspirants need to apply for CUET-UG. The application process for the same is completely online. Interested students can apply for CUET by following the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of NTA CUET (cuet.samarth.ac.in).

Step 2: Click on “Fil



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