100 NET aspirants could not take exam

Allege IP Universitys mismanagement

Over 100 National Eligibility Test (NET) aspirants allege that due to mismanagement in allotting exam centres by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGIPU), which became the centre for NET exams for the first time, they were unable to give their exam which was conducted on Sunday.

 “The IP University did not send our admit cards. When we went to the University to finish last formalities, the form we signed on stated that the varsity is the centre for NET exam. Today, in the morning when we reached IP University in Dwarka, the officials were manually distributing names of its various exams centres,” said O L Mishra, NET aspirant.

He was given Government Sarvodaya Senior Secondary School in Rohini Sector-7 as the centre.

“Half an hour before the exam could start they asked me to go to other part of the city. I even reached there, but I was late and they did not allow me to write the exam,” added Mishra.

Another aspirant complained that a woman was sent to a centre where railway examination was going on and was refused to enter the premises.

NET exam has three papers, general ability, objective type questions of the paper you choose, third is entirely on the subject chosen for NET. The total time given for the examination is five hours.

“The rule is if we are unable to give the first paper, then we cannot give the other two papers. So now we have to wait for another six months to appear for NET,” said one of the aspirants.

 They said an observer from University Grants Commission (UGC) made a visit to calm down the protesters.

“He asked us to write an application and told us that he will talk to the officials concerned. However, we have not got any reply for our applications and neither the University is assuring us of anything,” said Mishra.

A spokesperson of IP University could not be reached despite repeated attempts.

A senior official from the university stated that the admit cards were downloadable on the UGC website.

Last year, Jamia Millia Islamia which was the centre of NET exams faced similar issue with aspirants protesting outside the varsity due to last minute changes in the exam centre.

The spokesperson of Jamia Millia Islamia reportedly said protesting aspirants did not check their admit cards on the website which was available to download at least a month before the exam.

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