Students can now use NET score to get entry into PhD program

National Eligibility Test

New Delhi: In a move aimed at streamlining the process of PhD admissions and aligning with the National Education Policy, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has introduced a significant change for the academic session 2024-25. Now, students can utilize their National Eligibility Test (NET) scores to apply for PhD programs. This decision, made during the UGC’s 578th meeting on March 13, comes following recommendations from an expert committee tasked with reviewing UGC NET exam provisions. Previously, the NET exam was primarily utilized for determining eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)…

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