UoM identified centre for NET, SET

An expert committee that visited the varsity to see facilities available, was very happy with good infrastructure, experienced and competent academic and administrative staff, along with good support facilities.

This was disclosed by UoM Vice-Chancellor Prof V G Talwar at the Academic Council meeting held here on Monday. The VC said as per the committee’s positive report, the UGC has given provisional accreditation to the UoM, as a nodal agency for conducting one SET examination within one year in the following 26 subjects based on the vacancies available.

The subjects are Mathematical sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, English, Kannada, Computer Science and Application, Economics, History, Commerce, Life Sciences, Education, Management, LIbrary and Information Sciences, Political Science, Geography, Earth Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Home Science, Sanskrit, Hindi, Physical Education, Environment Sciences, Urdu and Philosophy.

In fa ct, the varsity had sought permission to conduct examination in 34 subjects  but the UGC had given permission to hold in 26 subjects.. The process of framing the syllabus is on, he noted.

Prof Talwar said  the varsity had constituted an advisory committee to workout guidelines for the SET. Accordingly, the committee visited  Karnatak University, Dharwad and Kuvempu University to study functioning in those places and given its report.

On the basis, guidelines has been formed. While the SET examination will be held in March next year, the NET examination will be conducted in December, 2010. In fact, the varsity was conducting NET examinations for many years ago but permission was withdrawn due to some reasons. In Karnataka, Bangalore and Mangalore Universities are conducting NET examinations, he added.

The VC said Dr Srikantappa of Department of Geograpjy, has been appointed as coordinator for the NET Centre and also provided staff.

 There was good response to the applications called by the varsity for NET examination.  The advisory committee  meeting will be called soon to work out further course of action including subject in which the candidates have to write examination.  With UoM being made the centre for both the NET and SET it would benefit thousands of people of this region.

The Academic Council gave conditional approval for Srikanta Women First Grade College to which the Local Inquiry Committee (LIC) had cancelled affiliation following lack of facilities. The VC said the principal secretary, Department of Higher Education, Bangalore, had intervened and stayed the varsity’s decision. The department has sought another report, he said.

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