History Scholars Write to UGC on Need to Radically Restructure NET

Does the UGC’s National Eligibility Test (NET for short) really indicate that a passing candidate is fit to teach any subject s/he passes in? But, irrespective of your answer, that is mandatory to teach in any college or university (except when the candidate has completed a Ph.D.)! Let’s see, what Kafila, in an open letter written to the UGC, says:


The Chairman, University Grants Commission.

 Dear Sir,

The University Grants Commission has mandated that an exam i.e. the National Eligibility Test, be passed as a requirement for the teaching of History at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels, except in the case where the candidate has a PhD. Those who score highly are given the Junior Research Fellowship which greatly 


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