The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) to take over the NET exam from January 2017. The CBSE has conveyed to the UGC to itself conducted the NET exam scheduled to be in January next year.
The CBSE board has provided very compelling administrative reasons for not conducting UGC-NET 2016 onwards. The board wants to focus on its core areas and work on improving the quality of education. [Also read: CBSE writes to HRD ministry about the burden of holding exams]
The CBSE board has also stated that it will be willing to extend technical support, if needed, to UGC in order to conduct NET examination 2017 onwards.
CBSE has taken the decision as it wants to focus on its core areas and work to improve on the quality of education, officials said, adding R K Chaturvedi, Chairperson of CBSE had addressed his letter to the UGC chairman and not the HRD Ministry.
HRD ministry officials, who are aware of the development, said the CBSE has expressed a view that it has been holding examinations ranging from entrance to undergraduate courses, to recruitments for institutions like Kendriya Vidyalayas and UGC-NET which stretch its resources.
If it is really required, the ministry may still ask the CBSE to conduct some of the exams, they said.