3,000 candidates appear for NET

National Eligibility Test Over 3,000 candidates appeared for the National Eligibility Test (NET) from Kolhapur on Sunday at eight examination centres across the city.

An official associated with the test said that the examination was conducted peacefully at all centres and they did not receive any complaints. The centres were – Chhatrapati Shahu Institute of Business Education and Research (CSIBER), Shantiniketan School, Shivaji University, Shahu Vidyalaya, Vivekananda College, Princess Padmaraje high school, Sanjay Ghodawat institute and others.

According to the official, 4,303 candidates had registered for the test. The final total number of candidates was not confirmed at the time of going to press.

The official said the exam began at 9.30am and was conducted in two sessions. The second session started at 1.30pm.

Kolhapur city has been designated as a NET examination centre by the University Grants Commission (UGC) from 2013. Earlier, candidates had to travel to Pune or Panaji in Goa to appear for the exam.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts NET to determine the eligibility candidates aspiring for the post of assistant professor or junior research fellowship in universities and colleges.
The NET enables the candidates to receive the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) of the UGC and makes them eligible for being appointed as lecturer in the UGC affiliated universities across the country.