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UGC Extends Period for Completion of Master’s Degree For National Eligibility Test

Bhubaneswar: 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).

As per the latest notification issued by UGC, the last date has been extended till December 31, 2021.

As per the eligibility conditions for National Eligibility Test (NET), the candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed can also apply for this test.

However, such candidates are admitted provisionally and are considered as eligible for award of JRF/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s degree or equivalent examination with requisite percentage of marks within two years from the date of NET result, the official UGC notification read.

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.

“In the interest of the affected candidates, UGC has taken a decision to extend the last date for completing the Master’s degree or equivalent course with requisite percentage of marks as per the eligibility of NET till 31st December 2021,” UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain said in the official notification.

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