“UGC Announces New Eligibility Criteria for PhD Admission via NET Exam”

ByTV10 Punjab

Apr 23, 2024
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Sandeep Dhand Ludhiana

In a recent statement, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has introduced revised eligibility criteria for students aspiring to pursue a PhD through the National Eligibility Test (NET) examination. Under the new guidelines, candidates holding a four-year undergraduate degree will now be eligible for PhD admission, provided they meet certain academic benchmarks.

Previously, candidates were required to hold a Master’s degree with a minimum of 55 percent marks to qualify for PhD admission through the NET exam. However, the updated criteria now extend the opportunity to students with four-year degrees, subject to the condition that they have secured at least 75 percent marks or an equivalent grade.

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This significant revision in eligibility criteria aims to broaden access to doctoral programs and promote inclusivity in higher education. By expanding the pool of eligible candidates to include those with undergraduate degrees, the UGC seeks to encourage academic diversity and foster research talent across various disciplines.

The announcement has been met with anticipation and enthusiasm among students aspiring to pursue doctoral studies. It reflects a progressive approach towards academic qualifications and aligns with the evolving landscape of higher education in India.

Candidates interested in availing this opportunity are encouraged to review the updated eligibility criteria and prepare accordingly for the upcoming NET examinations. With these changes, the UGC reaffirms its commitment to promoting excellence and facilitating greater opportunities for aspiring scholars in the country.