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UGC (University Grants Commission) has drafted a new set of regulations on its website according to which, getting admission to PhD will now be quite difficult. One shall now have to qualify NET/SET for getting enrolled in PhD programs. Feedback regarding the amendments by the public and stakeholders is expected till June 15, 2017.
The new set of draft regulations carried out by UGC suggest that the institutions which come under 'Category III Institution' would only enroll candidates who have qualified NET (National Eligibility Test) or SLET/SET (State Level Eligibility Test) examinations for their PhD courses only.
Category 3 Institution: According to UGC, a university comes under ‘Category 3 Institution’ which does not fit under the above-mentioned category 1 and category 2 institutions.
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Earlier, candidates who have completed masters’ degree or M. Phil in the relevant discipline can directly apply for admission to PhD programs or appear for entrance test conducted by the concerned university. In certain cases, candidates who have qualified NET/SLET were exempted from taking the examination and were directly admitted in the PhD program.
However, after the new mandate issued by UGC, candidates who have qualified NET/SET are only eligible to appear for the exam in institutions classified in category III as per UGC guidelines. Candidates can check details related to both NET/SET in the article below.
Both NET and SLET are entrance tests meant to obtain for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship. NET is conducted separately by CBSE and CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research) for different academic disciplines.
The result for CBSE UGC NET January session is expected to be declared soon by CBSE while the exam for July session is tentatively scheduled in the second week of July. Aspirants planning to apply for admission to PhD program can check the section below for more details.
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