National Eligibility Test (NET) aspirants this year are in a fix as the CBSE, which conducted the exam, has not yet announced the results for the last examination even as the dates for the next one have been announced already.
The results of the examination held on December 28, 2014, are not yet out, though the date of the next examination has been fixed as June 28. According to official sources, the aspirants may have to wait till the third week of June.
Many students, who might have to apply for the next examination, also stand a chance of losing out on the ongoing recruitments for Junior Research Fellows and Assistant Professors in many universities. If they fail to clear the 2014 exam, they will have to wait for another six months to write the next one.
The December examinations were conducted by the CBSE for the first time. They were earlier held by the UGC.
When asked about the delay, CBSE Executive Director, Joint Entrance Examination, Rajbir Singh said: “The CBSE conducted the NET examinations for the first time, which is why the results have got delayed. However, the delay will not have any negative effect on an aspirant’s career.”
NET aspirants, however, do not agree with Mr. Singh.
NET aspirant Manas Upadhyay told The Hindu : “Every year the NET results are out by April. However, this year they have been delayed quite a bit. This can prove very bad for us as this is the time when most universities hire Assistant Professors. There are about 2,186 vacancies in Karnataka, 1,680 in Madhya Pradesh and DU is also hiring 896 teachers. The aspirants awaiting the results will miss out on all these vacancies. Who is going to compensate for this loss?”
However, the CBSE officials said it was “not their business”.
This is the first time the CBSE conducted these examinations. They were earlier conducted by the UGC
New Courtesy: The Hindu