UGC NET Test for Junior Research Fellowship
The National Educational Testing Bureau of University Grants Commission (UGC) conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) to determine eligibility for lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research.
The Test is conducted in Humanities (including languages), Social Sciences, Forensic Science, Environmental Sciences, UGC-NET Computer Science and Applications and Electronic Science.
Junior Research Fellowship is offered to the eligible and selected candidates to receive fellowship of UGC under various schemes. The validity period of the fellowship is two years w.e.f. the date of issue of JRF Award Letter. If a candidate has already joined M.Phil / PhD, the date of commencement of fellowship shall be from the date of declaration of NET result or date of his /her joining, whichever is later.