UGC NET 2017: Students protest scrapping of NET in July

The protest, led by Left-leaning All India Students’ Association (AISA) and Students Federation of India (SFI), demanded that like previous years, the exam — a qualifying test for candidates to get into the teaching profession — should be held twice a year.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 16, 2017 11:01 am
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Students from different universities in the city staged a protest outside the University Grants Commission (UGC) office Thursday against the scrapping of the National Eligibility Test (NET) in July. This year, the exam will only be held in November.

The protest, led by Left-leaning All India Students’ Association (AISA) and Students Federation of India (SFI), demanded that like previous years, the exam — a qualifying test for candidates to get into the teaching profession — should be held twice a year. “It was through the notification published by the Central Board of Secondary Education on June 6 that we got to know that the upcoming NET exam will be held on November 19. It means the exam, which used to be held in July as well, is effectively skipped,” said Sucheta De, national president, AISA.

The students also raised concerns over the reduction of cap to qualify for NET at 6 per cent from the 15 per cent earlier. They have also started a “Save NET exam” online petition, which will be submitted to the UGC chairman.

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    Aamir
    Jun 17, 2017 at 8:18 pm
    NET SHOULD BE ONCE IN A YEAR... BUT THERE SHOLD BE GUARANTEE OF PLACEMENT AFTER QUALIFYING THE EXAM. LIKE BANKING SECTOR EITHER PRIVATE OR GOVT. ALL THE POST FILLED BY COMMON IBPS EXAM , SIMILIARLY THEY MAY CONDUCT NET EXAM FOR LECTURERSHIP IN ALL OVER INDIA FOR COLLEGES. SO THAT THE CODE 28 APPLIED STRICTLY IN PRIVATE COLLEGES.. HOPE THAT COULD BE DONE..
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    Kirti
    Jun 17, 2017 at 6:52 am
    Net exam must be conducted twice a year. I was disqualified only by 1 percent. Hoping in next time definitely i ll be qualify started preparation. Bt when got news that this exam will held in November i was just hopeless. Cbse Ugc have to understand student problem.
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    Himani
    Jun 16, 2017 at 10:51 pm
    NET examination should be twice a year . UGC is changing norms every now and then. Reservation cut-off should b marginal because of some points one good gen student unable to qualifybit n now when he kepts on trying UGC is making is Once in a year . This is rediculous. At least dont clinch the chance off, some harworking student are there who kepts on trying ,dont make them hopeless .
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    Rajesh Kamal
    Jun 16, 2017 at 8:06 pm
    Please tell us net exam held in Nov then January net exam held when ?
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    Lokesh paliwal
    Jun 16, 2017 at 6:12 pm
    why the punishment of failure of system to students
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    Devendra
    Jun 16, 2017 at 5:54 pm
    NET Exam is a genuine exam,then why is there modifications needed as two times reduced to once in a year?
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    Moti Ram
    Jun 16, 2017 at 3:33 pm
    Net exams should be held in July 2017 positively.
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