Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 1:
CBSE has washed its hands off the National Eligibility Test (NET) scheduled to be held in June 2015.
While University Grants Commission (UGC) used to conduct these examinations earlier, the Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry of Union Government had decided to hand over the responsibility to CBSE this time.
CBSE even conducted the previous NET exams held in December 2014 as per the new mandate. However, it has written to HRD Ministry to relieve it of the burden this time for June examinations.
It has cited excessive work burden as the reason in the letter.
It may be mentioned here that, CBSE is scheduled to conduct 10th and 12th CBSE board examination during March-April along with the JEE main entrance. JEE advance and AIPMT tests will follow afterwards for admission into the IITs, NITs and Medical Colleges respectively.
CBSE doesn’t want to take any risk as it believes that conducting all these All India level tests and declaring the results of all these examinations is a gigantic challenge for its resources.
The HRD, on the other hand, had handed over the responsibility to CBSE as it faced difficulties with conducting the examinations conducted by UGC.
As per sources in UGC, given the reluctance of CBSE, UGC has agreed to shoulder back the responsibility.
NET examinations are conducted twice every year in December and June. Students for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellow are selected through these examinations.