BA/MA Newbies, Here’s Your Checklist!



That’s Convention Centre, and that’s where your admissions will take place this year. 

11 July, 2016|Monday:  JNU entrance exam results are already being released and by the end of this week, results of almost all the programs are expected to be out. The admission process will then start on 15th of this month and continue till 26th July.

Here’s the list of things that BA First/Second Year and  MA applicants will need during the admission:

  • Five copies of recent passport size coloured photographs (I recommend eight-ten, just in case);
  • Two self attested copies of the Matriculation( Standard X) , Higher Secondary, Pre-University or Indian School Certificate or Senior School Certificate(Standard XII) or an equivalent examination certificate, showing your age/date of birth;
  • A Character Certificate from the Head of the Institution you last attended;
  • Two self attested copies of the Bachelor’s degree and/or Masters degree (if you mentioned so in the application form; this is not applicable for students applying for their first Degree);
  • If you belong to the Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe category, you must carry two attested copies of SC/ST Certificate in support of your claim for admission against the reserved quota. This Certificate must be in the prescribed JNU format (available on JNU website) and must be issued by an officer not below the rank of Magistrate/Tehsildar;
  • Other Backward Caste candidates need to bring two copies of OBC Certificate issued by District Magistrate/Deputy Commissioner, again in the prescribed JNU format only;
  • Physically disabled students need to submit a Medical Certificate issued by a Competent Medical Authority indicating the nature and extent (including the percentage)of Physical Disability;
  • Migration Certificate in original, from the Head of the Institution you last attended.

Note: Candidates who have finished their Std XII or other qualifying examination in 2016 and do not have their Migration Certificate as of now can submit their Migration Certificate after the admission, but not later than six weeks after the commencement of Monsoon Semester.  For this, they must fill the undertaking form during admission.  However, candidates who took their Std XII or other qualifying examinations  before 2016 and have a gap year must submit their Migration Certificate during the admission itself. They are not allowed to fill in the undertaking form.

You should also try to bring all your mark sheets and identity proof documents in original: your voter identity card, aadhar card, PAN card and your identity card from your previous school/college. Try to bring the electricity bill of  your house too. Even though these are not compulsory, they really helped me during  hostel allotment, because you need to prove so many things including your address and  your date of birth. You also need to submit an affidavit during your admission, and you can get it made in JNU itself at a desk arranged by our Students’ Union for Rs. 50.  I also recommend bringing your own set of stationary items, along with a stapler and a glue-stick. And water bottle, and an umbrella if you wish.

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Kumar Prashant is a BA student at Centre for Russian Studies and works for The Informer. 


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  1. Sir,i got selected in jnuee entrance this yr for MA. i have completed my under graduation before 2016 itself. But i have no migration certificate. And i have applied for the same from university which i read. What i have to do for getting admission in jnu.. Is there any possibility of having deffering admission in jnu.