JNU UG admission

Courses, Top Programs, application form… and more

Jawaharlal Nehru UG Admission 2024: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is a Public major research university located in New Delhi, India. It was established in 1969 and named after Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister. The university is known for leading faculties and research emphasis on social science and applied sciences. It has been given the status of ‘University of Excellence' by the UGC and accredited with an ‘A’ grade by the NAAC. JNU is ranked 2nd among top universities in India by NIRF 2023. JNU has 13 schools, 55 centers, and seven special centers.

JNU offers over 100 courses at the UG, PG, and Doctoral levels. The courses are offered in the fields of Arts, Science, Computer Applications, Medical, Engineering, Law, Mass Communication, and Management. Additionally, JNU offers Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and Certificate courses in various languages. All the admissions to the UG courses offered by JNU will be through Common University Entrance Test (CUET - 2024) conducted by NTA.

This was the first University to start an integrated five-year Master of Arts in Language Courses. Follow this article till the end to know all the detailed information regarding JNU UG admission 2024, JNU application form, UG courses offered by JNU, top programs of JNU, etc. Read on to make yourself fully aware and prepare for CUET 2024 accordingly. JNU actively collaborates with National and International Universities for student and faculty exchange programs.

JNU UG Admission 2024: Latest Update

JNU admission 2024 for UG programs will be based on the Common University Entrance Test (CUET). The university accepts CUET (UG) scores for admissions to UG courses offered by JNU, such as BA (Hons), B.Sc, Integrated, and COP programs. Apart from CUET, the candidates are also required to register for the counselling portal of the university whenever it is open. The portal usually opens around (before or after) the time when CUET results are declared. It is mandatory for the students to register for the JNU admission counselling portal to participate in the JNU UG admission process 2024. The final selection will be based on the merit list released by the university on the basis of CUET 2024 score.

JNU UG Admission - Important Dates

Provided below are some of the important dates (tentative) for JNU UG admission 2024 that every candidate must know who is seeking admission to any top programs of JNU in the next batch. JNU Admissions will now be based through CUET, the table below shows the tentative dates for CUET 2024.

Courses Offered by JNU (JNU Top Programs)

The university offers around 10 UG courses of JNU 2023 and a total of 342 UG  seats in various schools and disciplines.

Degree Program/ Course offered by JNU Intake
B.A. (Hons.) B.A. (Hons.) Pashto 19
B.A. (Hons.) B.A. (Hons.) Persian 39
B.A. (Hons.) B.A. (Hons.) Arabic 39
B.A. (Hons.) B.A. (Hons.) Japanese 48
B.A. (Hons.) B.A. (Hons.) Korean 39
B.A. (Hons.) B.A. (Hons.) Chinese 44
B.A. (Hons.) B.A. (Hons.) French 48
B.A. (Hons.) B.A. (Hons.) German 48
B.A. (Hons.) B.A. (Hons.) Spanish 39
B.A. (Hons.) B.A. (Hons.) Russian 68
B.Sc&m.Sc. Integrated Program in Ayurveda Biology B.Sc&m.Sc. Integrated Program in Ayurveda Biology 20
Certificate Of Proficiency Program COP(Mongolian) 19
COP(Bahasa Indonesia) 39
COP(Urdu) 25
COP(Pashto) 19
COP(Uzbek) 19
COP(Hebrew) 25
COP(Pali) 25
COP(Sanskrit Computational Linguistic) 25
COP(Yoga Philosophy) 25
COP(Vedic Culture) 25
COP(Sanskrit)

Eligibility criteria for JNU UG admissions 2024: 10+2 from a recognised Board with 50% marks (5% relaxation will be provided to the category students). This will be the qualifying criteria for CUET. Admissions to all the UG programs will be based on CUET score. Program-wise eligibility might be different, students are advised to check the detailed eligibility criteria by visiting the official university website.

JNU Application form & Admission Process (UG)

Admission in B.A. (Hons.) in Foreign Languages, B.Sc&m.Sc. Integrated Program in Ayurveda Biology and Certificate of Proficiency programs of Jawaharlal Nehru University for the Academic Year 2024-25 will be through CUET (UG) 2024.

All the students who have a valid CUET 2024 scorecard can apply for the JNU UG admission 2024. Admission to the top UG programs of JNU will be on the basis of CUET merit. Taking the entrance test (CUET) is a prerequisite for being eligible for JNU UG admission. Apart from the CUET registration, candidates are also required to register for the JNU counselling portal for taking part in the JNU UG admission process 2024.

Until 2021, admissions to JNU UG courses were based on JNU Entrance Examination (JNUEE) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). From the academic year 2022 onwards, admissions to tOP UG programs of JNU will be based on the Common University Entrance Test (CUET), which will replace the JNUEE. CUET will be a common entrance for admissions to UG programs offered by 45 central and various other State, private, and deemed universities (250+ total) in the country.

Important points for UG admission through CUET (UG) 2024

  • JNU offers admissions in UG and COP Programs (B.A.-M.A. integrated program in Foreign Languages, B.Sc.-M.Sc. Integrated Program in Ayurveda Biology and Certificate of Proficiency programs) for academic session 2024-25 through Common Universities Entrance Test CUET (UG)-2024 in School of Language, Literature & Cultural Studies and in School of Sanskrit & Indic Studies.
  • Admissions to the above-mentioned programs shall be made through CUET (UG)-2024 to be conducted by NTA. Aspiring candidates are required to apply online for CUET (UG)-2024 on the official website of NTA (https://cuet.samarth.ac.in/).
  • Students desirous of admission in the UG/COP programs in the university should satisfy themselves about their eligibility criteria and Subject/Tests prescribed for admission in these programs
  • Students not appearing in the prescribed Subjects/Tests for these programs shall not be admitted in these programs.
  • Admissions in these programs shall be based on the performance of the candidates in CUET (UG)-2024 and deprivation points earned by the eligible candidates taken together.
  • Reservation Policy of Govt. of India shall be applicable to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PWD categories.

Documents required for JNU UG admission

  • Certificates and documents required to be submitted by all candidates selected for admission to various programs of study at the time of admission/registration.
  • Enrolment Form
  • Central Library Application Form
  • Five copies of recent passport size photographs
  • Two sets of self-attested copies of the Matriculation, Higher secondary, Pre-University or Indian School Certificate or Senior School Certificate (10+2), or an equivalent examination certificate showing the age/date of birth of the candidate.
  • A Character Certificate from the Head of the Institution last attended
  • Two sets of self-attested copies of the statement of marks obtained by the candidate and passing certificate/degree of Senior School, Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s Degree examination etc; or their equivalent examination
  • Caste Certificate
  • Migration Certificate (in original) from the Head of the Institution/University last attended
  • Two Anti-Ragging Affidavits

Application fee for JNU CSAS portal registration (non-refundable):

Application fee while filling up the pre-enrolment portal for participating in the JNU UG admission process is as mentioned below:

 Undergraduate Rs 268.00
Certificate of Proficiency Rs 219.00

The payment gateway on the JNU CSAS portal must be used to make online payments (by debit card, credit card, or net banking)

JNU UG Admission 2024 Reservations Policy

JNU being a central university offers reservations in admissions in accordance with the central policy/rule. The details are as mentioned below:

Category Reservation - %
SC (Scheduled Caste) 15%
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 7.5%
OBC (Other Backward Class) - NCL 27%
EWS (Economically Weaker Section) 10%
PwD (Persons With Disability) 5%

Jawaharlal Nehru University Scholarships

For all the courses, a few scholarships are offered by the various departments of JNU. Some of these scholarships are listed below:

Scholarship Eligibility Amount per month
Merit-cum-Means Scholarships Parents' income does not exceed Rs 2,50,000 per annum The scholarship is governed by the rules in force in the University that changes from time to time
Ford Foundation Scholarships Topper of MA program offered by the School of International Studies INR 700
Tendulkar Scholarship This scholarship is awarded for a period of two years to two Social Sciences students per year INR 400
Prof Nurul Hasan Scholarship Second-year MA/MSc/MCA students with the highest CGPA at the end of the first year INR 1500
Jawahar Bhawan Trust Scholarship This is awarded to a student who maintains a CGPA of 5.5 at the end of the third semester of MA/MSc and fifth semester in case of MCA INR 1000
Prof MJK Thavaraj MCM Scholarship This is awarded on merit to MA (Economics) first-year students of School of Social Sciences INR 300
Prof Gouri Shankar Singhal Merit Scholarship One scholarship to MSc (SLS) second-year student who obtained the highest CGPA at the end of the third semester INR 1,000
Prof. Ramesha Rao Scholarship and Travel Grant: A. Ramesha Rao Scholarship and Travel Grant” for students securing the highest grade in Cancer Biology, a discipline in which Professor Rao had specialized and guided students. INR 3,000
D S Gardi Sanskrit Scholarship Annually awarded to two M.A. students of Sanskrit Studies for a period of two years. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of performance of the students in the first semester.

This is a brief overview of the policy and procedure for the JNU UG admission 2024. Also, detailed info about the JNU CSAS portal, JNU application form, and the top programs of JNU. Go through them minutely and make everything clear so that there is no possibility of any mistakes or discrepancies from your end.

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