UGC extends time for completion of master’s degree for June 2018 NET candidates
Dimapur, Jan. 25 (EMN): The University Grants Commission (UGC) has extended the last date for completing the Master’s degree or equivalent course with requisite percentage of marks as per the eligibility of National Eligibility Test (NET) till December 31 2021, in view of the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Some candidates qualified in the UGC-NET held in July 2018 or in the Joint CSIR-UGC Test held in June 2018 for Eligibility for Lectureship/ Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) under the UGC scheme, have not been able to complete their Master’s degree or equivalent course due to unavoidable delays in conducting university examinations caused by Covid-19 pandemic,” read an update from DIPR.
It informed that the last date for completing the Master’s degree has been extended in the interest of the candidates.
According to the eligibility conditions for NET, “the candidates who were pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who had appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result was awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed could also apply for this test”.
“However, such candidates were admitted provisionally and were considered as eligible for award of JRF/ eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they had passed their Master’s degree or equivalent examination with requisite percentage of marks within two years from the date of NET result,” the update read.