The curriculum of the National Eligibility Test — an eligibility test required for individuals seeking teaching employment in India’s higher educational institutions — would be altered, according to M Jagadesh Kumar, head of the UGC. A conference on November 3 resolved on the adjustment of the syllabus.
The UGC will appoint an expert committee to carry out this process. “Candidates will be given sufficient time before this new syllabus is introduced in UGC-NET so that the changeover happens smoothly,” he said.
University Grants Commission, the country’s apex education regulator, last initiated the process to update the syllabi of UGC-NET subjects in 2017.
“However, after launching the National Education Policy (NEP) in 2020, there have been considerable developments in higher education to impart multidisciplinary curricula and holistic education. Therefore, the commission has decided that an exercise to update the syllabi of the subjects of UGC-NET may be undertaken,” he further added.
The National Testing Agency administers the UGC-National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and appointment as assistant professor in Humanities and Social Sciences, including Indian and some foreign languages, as well as certain science subjects. The UGC-NET test is given in 83 disciplines twice a year (typically in June and December).
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Source: The Indian express