UGC to change NET examination syllabus soon

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By: Pune Pulse

November 21, 2023

Pune: M Jagadesh Kumar, the chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC), has announced that the syllabus for the National Eligibility Test (NET), a mandatory examination for individuals aspiring to teach in higher educational institutions in India, will undergo revision. This decision was made during a meeting held on November 3.

Kumar informed that UGC will establish an expert committee to carry out this task. He further mentioned that candidates will be provided with ample time before the implementation of the new syllabus in UGC-NET ensuring a seamless transition.

In 2017, the University Grants Commission, which is the highest education regulatory body in the country, began the process of revising the syllabi for UGC-NET subjects.

Moreover, since the introduction of the National Education Policy (NEP) in 2020, significant advancements have been made in higher education to provide comprehensive and interdisciplinary curricula. Consequently, the commission has determined that it is necessary to initiate a process of revising the syllabi for UGC-NET subjects,” he elaborated.

The UGC-National Testing Agency administers the UGC-National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) on behalf of UGC. This test is conducted for a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and the appointment as an assistant professor in Humanities and Social Sciences, which encompasses Indian and foreign languages, as well as specific science subjects.

The UGC-NET examination takes place bi-annually, typically in June and December, covering a wide range of 83 subjects.