NET coaching draws good response

NET coaching draws good response

NET aspirants at the coaching class in Kolar. DH PHOTO

Hundreds of lecturers and lecturer post aspirants took part in the two-day coaching for National Entrance Test organised by Kolar Research Association on Friday and Saturday.

Passing National Entrance Test (NET) is a mandatory criteria to become lecturers in first grade colleges. The examination is held twice a year. While thousands appear for the NET, only hundreds pass in this stringent examination. Lack of coaching is one of the reasons for poor pass percentage.

In fact, only few institutes offer coaching for National Entrance Test and admissions to such institutions are also restricted. Thus, the applicants have few choice as far as coaching is concerned. As if to fill this gap, Kolar Research Association has organised two-day training, at a nominal fee of Rs 100 per candidate. NET aspirants from across the State including far-off Khanapur, Chitradurga, Belgaum, K R Puram, Tumkur, Hassan, Doddballapur apart from nearby districts of Bangalore Rural were benefited by the coaching.

Resource persons Manjunatha Byadagi, one of the Association founders Dr Muralidhar, Prof K S Shailaja, C S Srinivas, Lawrence Prasanna and others enlightened the candidates on the strategy to be adopted at the examination, the reply techniques and problem-solving methods, at length.

“Candidates appearing for NET lack guidance. Text books and question papers are also not available. Under such circumstances, the coaching such as this is really beneficial,” said Sandhya, a lecturer at Government Commerce College in Doddaballapur. She has been appointed on the condition of passing the Test. Several candidates told that they got to know new methods of study at the coaching classes and expressed their gratitude to the organisers.

“A group of like-minded lecturers had organised the coaching in 1996-97. We diverted our attention towards training for other exams later. Following demand from the aspirants, we re-started the coaching in 2007. This is the first such session in this year. We plan to conduct classes twice a year henceforth,” said Dr S Muralidhar.

Elaborating on the objective, Muralidhar said that the very purpose of the guidance is to increase the pass percentage in the National Entrance Test (NET).

 He attributed the success of the coaching to the concern displayed by like-minded
lecturers.

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