UGC extends period for completion of Master’s
BHOPAL [Maha Media]: University Grants Commission (UGC) has written to higher educational institutes for extension of period for completion of Master’s degree for December 2018 and June 2019 NET. The Commission said as per eligibility conditions for National Eligibility Test (NET), candidates who are pursuing their master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed can also apply for this test.
However, such candidates are admitted provisionally and are considered as eligible for award of JRF/ eligibility for assistant professor only after they have passed their master’s degree or equivalent examination with requisite percentage of marks within two years from the date of NET result.
UGC said some of the candidates who stood qualified in December 2018 and June 2019 UGC-NET, joint CSIR-UGC test for junior research fellowship (JRF) under UGC Scheme and for eligibility for lectureship, assistant professor have not been able to complete their masters degree or equivalent course either due to unavoidable delays in conducting university examinations or declaration of results thereof caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
In their interest of affected candidates, UGC has taken a decision to extend last date for completing master’s degree or equivalent course with requisite percentage of marks as per eligibility conditions of NET till June 30 2022 for December 2018 UGCNET, joint CSIRT-UGC test and December 31, 2022, for June 2019 UGC-NET, joint CSUIR-UGC test.