UGC NET 2021: OBC students request Dharmendra Pradhan to double JRF, NET slots for SC, ST, OBCs

The students' group said that the increase in UGC NET, JRF slots 'will help thousands of marginalized, poor communities to pursue higher education'.

UGC NET 2021: OBC students request Dharmendra Pradhan to double JRF, NET slots for SC, ST, OBCs UGC NET Result Soon: NTA released answer key 2021 at ugcnet.nta.nic.in
Anu Parthiban | Jan 22, 2022 - 1:27 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The All India OBC Students Association (AIOBCSC) has written a letter to the union education minister Dharmendra Pradesh to double the UGC National Eligibility Test (UGC NET 2021) and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) slots for the December 2020 and June 2021 sessions.

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The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted UGC-NET December 2020 and June 2021 between November 20 to January 5, 2022, in three phases. UGC NET 2021 exam was conducted for 81 subjects.

The UGC NET December 2020, June 2022 sessions were conducted combinedly due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation. The OBC students group said in the letter to the education minister, “We request to double the number of slots available for the UGC-Junior Research Fellowship (UGC-JRF), UGC-NET, and National Fellowship for SCs, STS, OBCs and minorities as both UGC-NET of December 2020 and June 2021 cycles are merged and the common examination was conducted across the country.”

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“Lakhs of students have appeared the examination and UGC JRF is the main financial support for pursuing the research in the country. The UGC-NET will also help your ambitious project to fill all the OBC, SC, ST and EWS backlog positions in all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in a mission mode,” the letter added.

The students' group said that the increase in UGC NET, JRF slots “will help thousands of students of marginalized and poor communities to pursue higher education”.

Meanwhile, the NTA has released UGC NET answer key 2021 on the official website, ugcnet.nta.nic.in. Candidates who appeared for the UGC NET December 2020, June 2021 can challenge the UGC NET answer key 2021 by Monday, January 24, 2022.

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