CBSE UGC NET 2017: Important changes made by CBSE from this year
CBSE UGC NET 2017 has become a matter of concern for the candidates who are going to appear for the upcoming session of National Eligibility Test. This year, several changes have been made by CBSE on UGC NET Exam from scrapping of the exam to the changed eligibility criteria. Now, it has been confirmed that CBSE UGC NET 2017 will be continued this year for post graduate students to make them eligible for the assistant professorship or junior research fellowship in universities. Earlier, CBSE was planning to conduct exam through some other method like single attempt in a year and various that are mentioned below. But now, Ministry of HRD has directed to CBSE that there is no proposal under consideration at present to entrust. READ MORE : UGC will continue to hold NET: As Per Directions Of Ministry Of HRD.
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UGC tweaks quota to set level NET playing field
The decision, which may stir a fresh debate on reservation, was taken at a meeting of the higher education regulator on Wednesday, officials told ET.
The NET determines entry into the higher education teaching profession and is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education on behalf of UGC.
Important changes made by CBSE for UGC NET 2017
Salary Hike: The panel’s recommendation of Union Grant Commission (UGC) for the hike of salaries of the Professors and support staff of Government colleges is likely to be accepted. As per sources, the hike is expected to be in the range of 22 to 28 per cent.
“UGC is likely to hike the salary of professors and support staff of government colleges.Sources have said that the pay hike is likely to be in the neighbourhood of 22 percent to 28 percent. According to the proposal, the entry pay for an assistant professor will increase by Rs 10,396 with a grade pay of Rs 6,000 and the pay of associate professor would be increased by Rs 23,662. As per the recommendations the pay of Vice Chancellors,which is currently Rs 1,75,200 will be hiked by Rs 49,800. Salaries of University teaching staff have not been increased since 2006, as per the report.”
Single Attempt Only: One major change has been proposed to conduct UGC NET Exam once a year. Due to the overburden of other major competitive exam, CBSE will now conduct CBSE UGC NET Exam one time, which was earlier held bi-annually across all the examination centres.
The UGC had, in April, cleared the uncertainty over the exam saying it would be conducted by the CBSE, following which the July exam was pushed to November this year.
UGC has decided that 6% of the candidates appearing for the NET be declared as qualifying to be eligible for the entry level position of assistant professor and that the reservation policy be applied to this 6%.
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UGC’s existing rules say the top 15% candidates from each of the four reserved categories on the merit list will be declared qualified for eligibility for the post of assistant professor but prescribe lower minimum marks for candidates from reserved categories.
As per the current UGC norms regarding the procedure and criteria for declaration of NET results, the merit list of candidates who secured minimum marks would be prepared subject-wise as also reserved category-wise (other backward classes, disabled persons, SCs and STs) based on the aggregate marks secured by the candidates in all the three papers and the top 15% candidates in all the categories will be declared NET qualified for eligibility for assistant professors. READ MORE : CBSE UGC-NET July 2017 Exam Official Notification Released, Online Registration Begins.
Why This Change
The UGC decision has come following a Kerala HC order in January 2017, on a writ petition filed by the Nair Service Society, which struck down UGC-NET criteria giving relaxation of marks to reserved categories as unconstitutional and as a move unfavourable and biased against the general candidates. The UGC decision, now ratified, will soon be communicated to the CBSE as well.
Petitioners in the HC had argued that because of lower minimum marks prescribed for the candidates belonging to the reserved categories, more candidates from these categories inevitably secured minimum marks and qualified for assistant professorship vis-a-vis the number of general category candidates.
Following the HC order, the UGC set up a committee that has mined NET exam data trends for the past 20 years before recommending a new formula. This committee has said that on average 5.5-6% candidates across various categories manage to qualify in the NET.
It recommended accordingly that no more than 6% candidates be declared to have qualified the NET. This means that if 600,000 candidates appear in UGC-NET in a particular cycle, 6% of those, i.e., 36,000 qualifying slots for eligibility for an assistant professor are to be earmarked for different categories as per the Centre’s policy in this regard.
As per the current reservation policy, a minimum of 27%, 15%, 7.5% and 3% of slots are reserved for the OBCs (belonging to non-creamy layer), SC, ST and persons with disabilities respectively.
The method for allocation of these candidates and the various disciplines will be the same as is now applicable for the UGC junior research fellowship.