The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to extend the deadline for candidates to complete their Master’s Degree for December 2018 and June 2019 NET.
The extension is a special measure to provide some cushion to the candidates who qualified the December 2018 or June 2019 UGC-NET / Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) under the UGC scheme, or, for Eligibility for Lectureship, Assistant Professor, and were not able to complete their Master's degree or equivalent course- either due to unavoidable delay in the conduct of university examinations or non-declaration of results on account of the 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 conditions of NET till June 30, 2022 for December 2018 UGC-NET / Joint CSIR-UGC Test and December 31, 2022 for June 2019 UGC-NET / Joint CSIR-UGC Test,” an official circular read.
As per the eligibility criteria for the 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 results are awaited, or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed, can also apply for this test.
As per the provisions, such candidates are admitted provisionally and are considered 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 publication of the NET results.