Andhra University has been identified by the State government as the nodal agency to conduct the AP State Eligibility Test (APSLET) for three years from 2016 after the UGC granted accreditation to the university on behalf of the government.
APSLET-2016, the first being held after bifurcation, was likely to be held during July, AU Vice-Chancellor (in-charge) and Chairman of the Steering and Monitoring Committees of the test E.A. Narayana said at a press conference here on Thursday.
One should qualify in the APSLET or NET conducted by the UGC to seek appointment as Assistant Professor or Lecturer in government universities and colleges.
Prof. Narayana wanted all those who have PG degree or those in the final year of PG to appear for the test. Fifty-five per cent marks in the PG examination is the eligibility condition for appearing for SLET and 50 per cent for reserved categories. There is no age limit. There are nearly 6,800 vacancies in the State universities and government colleges.
More than 50,000 were expected to appear for the test, based on the figures of more than one lakh having appeared for it in the past, Prof. Narayana said. The notification would be issued in about 15 days after the Steering Committee meeting, according to member-secretary of the committee and senior faculty member K. Srinivasa Rao.
APSLET would be conducted in 31 subjects, covering arts and science streams, and computer science in engineering stream. He informed that the UGC recommended private universities, and private and unaided colleges to take the SLET qualification as criteria while recruiting faculty. Thus, the examination has gained importance. Registrar V. Umamaheswara Rao added that those qualifying in NET or SLET can join research programmes in universities directly without appearing for common entrance tests for research programmes conducted by the universities.
A four-member team of professors deputed by the UGC, led by Inder Mohan Kapahy and comprising Ashin K. Mohapatra, Ranveer Singh, and Surender Singh, visited AU on March 28 and gave its consent to the university to be nodal agency to conduct SLET.
It is likely to be held in July, says varsity’s in-charge Vice-Chancellor
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