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Injustice of the UGC NET June 2012, India

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The Concerned Decision-makers
Respected sir,

We write this petition due to the injustice of the UGC NET June 2012 :Changing criteria and rules after the examination and result.

In June 2012 the first time,National Eligibility Test (NET )was conducted in objective mode for all three papers in two sessions. Till then, the third paper in descriptive format was not favoured by many. However, the relief over replacement of the descriptive format with multiple-choice questions has turned out to be short-lived.

The result was published in Sept 18,2012 and they change the criteria after the publication of the result . UGC coming out with a last minute specification that an aggregate of 65 per cent in three papers was necessary for qualification for general category candidates. The qualifying minimum was fixed at 60 and 55 per cent for OBC and SC/ST/visually challenged/physically challenged categories.

The adoption of new qualifying criteria by the UGC has denied thousands of candidates an opportunity for lectureship in universities and colleges.
While the NET notification stated that the scores of only those candidates who score the minimum specified marks would be considered for the preparation of result, the UGC’s new criteria for qualification required candidates in general, OBC, and SC/ST/VC/PC categories to post minimum scores (out of 350 — 100 marks each for first and second paper, and 150 marks for third paper) of 227.5, 210, and 192.5 respectively.

Academic communities against the last minute change they conduct various protests meet all over the India against UGC and they revise the result and publish a supplementary result but unfortunately it have no criteria .

The person who get 50 percentage mark in UGC net examination was eligible in the previous years of UGC net exam.From 2006 to 2011 the criteria is (40,40,50) and only those who have min mark in paper 1 and 2 then only to evaluate paper 3 and publish a result on the basis of notification.How can said a person who got 50 % in DEC 2011 exam is high quality and 64 % in June 2012 exam have low quality and so not suitable for the post of lecturer for conducting an exam without any change in syllabus ?A person who get 64 % is less quality than a person get 38 % ??This matter pointed that those person who got 38 % is passed in supplementary list . How it possible?UGC must give an explanation that what is the difference in terms of quality /eligibility of a person who get net in 2006 to 2011 and June 2012 net examination .UGC may pointed that the previous exam conduct paper 3 is subjective and evaluated the subjective knowledge of person through paper 3. But in June 2012 the exam is complete objective mode and so its not possible.That's why choose a high cut off mark.Our question is who is responsible to change the mode of examination.Its UGC, not the candidate.The responsibility of the changing mode /format of the examination is fully to UGC.If all the papers are in subjective in nature then candidate also write in that format .If all subject papers are in subjective in nature then candidate also write in that format .Candidate have no option to chose the mode of examination.

Justice from court

A mass petition filed in Kerala HC and almost two and half months hearing procedure done in Kerala HC.
The Kerala high court on Monday ( 17 Dec ,2012) declared as illegal the changing norms after the declaration of result fixed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for the National Eligibility Test (NET) for college and university lectureship.

The main points of the Kerala High Court verdict are :-

“The power of UGC ought to have been exercised in a proper, fair and reasonable manner,” justice T.R. Ramachandran Nair held while allowing a batch of petitions challenging the new norms.
The court held that fixing of higher aggregate marks for three categories, that too just before the announcements of results, cannot be justified as the same was “not supportable by law”.

By changing the standards at the final stage and just before declaration of results, “it can be definitely be seen that it affected adversely the expectations of a large number of candidates”, the court said.
Justice P.R. Ramachandran Nair held that the UGC regulations did not confer any right on the UGC to fix high marks after holding of the NET. Nor could such criteria be introduced just before the announcement of the results by executive orders.The introduction of the new criteria was not supported by the law.

The court added that the students were jolted when all of a sudden the UGC prescribed the percentage of the aggregate marks. The adoption of such norms at the final stage and just before the declaration of the results had affected the candidates.The change of the cut-off marks at the final stage violated Article 14 of the Constitution (equality before law). The court also declared that the petitioners, who had obtained the separate minimum marks prescribed in the UGC notification, had cleared the NET.It also declared that all those who have obtained minimum marks prescribed in the notification have cleared NET and appropriate follow-up action be taken to issue certificates to them within one month.

Again the Kerala high court on ( 1 Jan ,2013) Tuesday also declared as :
The benefit of a single Bench order quashing the new qualifying criteria prescribed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) after holding the National Eligibility Test (NET) for lectureships will be available to all eligible candidates.Justice P.R. Ramachandra Menon said the apex court had earlier held that if a judgment was rather declaratory, it would be applicable to all irrespective of the fact that they were petitioners to the case or not.

NET is the mandatory,a parameter of identifying a person who is eligible to teach the students .For the selection of a lecturer in a college or universities there are certain other parameters tougher than UGC NET .The more no.of candidates get the in UGC NET never affect the quality of education system.Its only one of the parameter for the selection of a lecturer.In India the selection of a lecturer is based the no.of papers published in national /international journals,conference attended/papers presented,PhD ,teaching experience,age ,reservation criteria ,extra curricular activities etc etc. After all the efforts of affected candidates all over the India UGC has no official response about this matter .They are in silence .They play with the future and lives of many candidates.

With regards,

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