UGC to Update UGC-NET Syllabus to Align with NEP 2020 and Reflect Latest Advancements in Higher Education
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced plans to update the syllabi for the UGC-National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for the eligibility test for appointment as assistant professors in various subjects. The UGC will soon form an expert committee to undertake this work.
The UGC-NET examinations are held twice a year in 83 subjects, usually in June and December, and thousands of students attend these examinations. The last update to the syllabi was in 2017.
“Since the last update in 2017, there have been significant developments in higher education, including the introduction of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020,” said UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar. “The NEP emphasizes multidisciplinary curricula and holistic education, and we believe that the UGC-NET syllabi should be updated to reflect these changes.”
The UGC will form an expert committee to review the syllabi and make recommendations for updates. The committee will be composed of subject experts from across the country.
“We will ensure that candidates are given sufficient time to prepare for the new syllabi,” said Prof. Kumar. “We will announce the timeline for the implementation of the updated syllabi well in advance.”
The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the UGC-NET tests, which is a computer-based test with two papers.
About the UGC-NET
The UGC-NET is a national-level test for eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professorship in Indian universities and colleges. The test is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) twice a year, in June and December.
About the UGC
The University Grants Commission (UGC) is an autonomous body established in 1956 under the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. The UGC is responsible for the coordination, determination and maintenance of standards in institutions of higher education in India.