UGC Announced date for National Eligibility Test ( NET 2015 )

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The Central Board of Secondary Education has announced the holding of National Eligibility Test (NET) on 28th June 2015 (Sunday) which would determine eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellow & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian Universities and colleges as organized by UGC .

ugc-net-site-slowIt will be conducted in 89 cities for 84 subjects in selected NET examination sites around the country. Those candidates qualifying as the Junior Research Fellow after passing the examination will be allowed to pursue research on their desired subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject as well as qualify as Assistant Professors. The selection of the Junior Research Fellow would be granted in the hands of the universities, institutions, IITs and national organisations in accordance with the procedure prescribed by them allowing the Junior Research Fellow as awardees conducting whole time research work. However the candidates only qualifying for Assistant Professor will not be considered for the award of Junior Research Fellow.

The Supreme Court verdict makes the NET or SLET examinations compulsory to seek entry into the academic research filed and the decision has been welcomed by the academics. The regulation says that a candidate passing the NET or SLET having a master’s degree would qualify for the interview to the post of assistant professor. But it also makes allowance for candidates holding a PhD who could be exempted from this. The judgement exempted those candidates having a PhD degree before December 31, 2009. S Swaminathan, president of NET SLET Association, said, “The number of people who have passed NET and SLET are few, but even these have not been hired by government and government aided institutions.”

This puts the mandatory clause of passing NET in a dubious position which provides no guarantee to candidates even after passing a tough examination and being among the selected few.

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Rituparna Das
Student Reporter at Linkfried, Rituparna is a student of Yadavpur University, Calcutta. She writes about Education News, Information , announcement From calcutta.
  • DR.JOSHI

    As per Hon’ble Supreme court Judgment Dated 16/3/2015

    The NET/SET exam includes Management as one of the subjects (subject code .no.17 for management subject ).NET/SET qualify candidates should be selected as per the decision of Hon’ble court. Although there are thousands of candidates who possess NET/SET qualification in Management or related decipline like commerce and economics but the reality is far way from the rules laid down by the apex court.

    Today the Premier institutes are selecting and appointing the Non NET/SET qualify candidates in subject of management at the University Departments and violating Supreme court judgment Dated 15 march 2015.

    If such university are not appointing NET/SET qualify candidates in management or related subject like commerce , economics then why UGC is conducting such exam and playing with the future of the NET/SET qualify candidates.
    it took years of hardwork for preparation for clearing NET BUT UGC MAKE FOOL OF NET/SET QUALIFY CANDIDATES IN MANAGEMENT
    IF NO UGC-NET IS REQUIRED IN MANAGEMENT SUBJECT THEN UGC ONLY CONDUCT THE EXAM FOR REVENUE GENERATION——-AND NOT FOR MAINTAINING STANDARD OF TEACHING