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What is UGC NET

by vignesh p


6 months ago



What is UGC NET/JRF ?

UGC stands for University Grants Commission. It is the apex University regulator in India. Its functions include granting of University recognitions to prescribing the guidelines for their functioning and teachers recruitment rules. For this purpose, UGC has mandated a National Eligibility Test (NET) for those willing to engage in teaching in university. It is only a qualifying exam and it is valid throughout life time. The UGC NET exam cutoff age for is 55 years old. The exam is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) and it will be a Computer Based Test (CBT). This exam is mandatory for any Indian citizen willing to teach in India. There are the following fields of study in which the UGC NET is offered:

Adult Education/Continuing Education/Andragogy/ Non Formal Education

Anthropology

Arab Culture and Islamic Studies

Arabic

Archaeology

Assamese

Bengali

Bodo

Buddhist,Jaina,Gandhian and Peace Studies

Chinese

Commerce

Comparative Literature

Comparative Study of Religions

Computer Science and Applications

Criminology

Defence and Strategic Studies

Dogri

Economics/Rural Economics/Co-operation/Demography/Development/Planning/

Development Studies/ Econometrics/Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics

Education

Electronic Science

English

Environmental Science

Folk Literature

Forensic Science

French (French Version)

Geography

German

Gujarati

Hindi

History

Home Science

Indian Culture

Japnese

Kannada

Kashmiri

Konkani

Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/industrial Relations/Labour and Social Welfare/ Human Resource Management

Law

Library and Information Science

Linguistics

Maithili

Malayalam

Management (including Business Admn.mgmt/Marketing/Marketing mgt./Industrial and Personnel mgt./ Personnel mgt. /Financial mgt./Co-operative management)

Manipuri

Marathi

Mass Communication and journalism

Museology and Conservation

Music

Nepali

Oriya

Pali

Performing Art- Dance/Drama/Theatre

Persian

Philiosophy

Physical Education

Political Science

Politics including International Relations/international studies including Defence/Strategic Studies,West Asian Studies,South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies

Population Studies

Prakrit

Psychology

Public Administration

Punjabi

Rajasthani

Russian

Sanskrit

Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/

Sidhanta Jyotish/Navya Vyakarana / Vyakarana/

 Mimansa / Navya Nyaya / Sankhya Yoga /

 Tulanatmaka Darsana/ Shukla Yajurveda/

Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ sahitya/

Puranotihasa/ Agama)

Santali

Sindhi

Social Medicine & Community Health

Social Work

Sociology

Spanish

Tamil

Telugu

Tourism Administration and Management

Tribal and Regional Language/Literature

Urdu

Visual Art (including Drawing &  Painting/

Sculpture Graphics/ Applied Art / History of Art)

Women Studies

Yoga

 

If you are wanting to engage in teaching any of the above subject, you are required to write UGC NET.

Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

Another reason for writing UGC NET is to be valid for Junior Research Fellowship

However, Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) is valid only for 5 years. JRF is a facility offered by the UGC to those willing to undertake research activities in their respective fields.

NET EXAM DATE

The exam date is between June 20-28. Since this is a computer based test, only those candidates who receive admit card will be aware of the dates.


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