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Wednesday, June 23, 2004

UGC NET

The past few days, things that kept me off the web included an examination, a wedding and a cold. About the exam first. This was the National Eligibility Test conducted by the University Grants Commission. Passing this would mean that I am eligible to teach Mass Communication and Journalism till the post-graduate level in universities and colleges across India. This is in theory, but that is not how it works. Unless it is a government run institute, NET certification is hardly made a compulsory qualification. The private-run mushroom communication colleges generally prefer teachers employed for short-terms and low pay. The real reason the NET exam finds relevance is not because it is a government certificate, but because a certified lecturer by law, gets a large minimum-pay from the employer.

So, as far as these mushroom institution go, you actually reduce you employability by having a NET certificate. Thankfully, most respectable institutions in Tamil Nadu demand only NET certified teachers. So I see this as a qualification for the long term.
Generally, teaching is as a last-resort job option. I sound good when I say it is one of my first.


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Comments to UGC NET

You're saying those can, also teach (Tried to pun on the those who can't teach thing)

posted by Blogger Ravages 

4:04 pm, June 23, 2004
 

I am sooooo proud of u! :D :D :D :D
My mommie teacher too. Have always wanted to teach.....I wud be sure doing that, well not now, in future for sure....And its so cool that U planning to be a prof.......WE PPL NEED YOUNGER PROFS ....seriosuly.am so bored at looking at old ones......young profs will mean atleast some eyecandy :P :P.....Jokes apart.....ALL DA BEST :D
Shobha :)

posted by Anonymous Anonymous 

11:03 pm, June 23, 2004
 

Anand,

Our country needs more young and energetic people like yourself to teach Mass Communication and Media.. Good Luck!

And your background for the blog is so mind-blowing!

posted by Blogger Priya 

1:48 am, June 24, 2004
 

Btw, Iam actually ripples from ripplesinthemind.blogdrive.com. I happen to have a blogspot id too and use it to post comments.

posted by Blogger Priya 

1:49 am, June 24, 2004
 

Btw, Iam actually ripples from ripplesinthemind.blogdrive.com. I happen to have a blogspot id too and use it to post comments.

posted by Blogger Priya 

1:50 am, June 24, 2004
 

Btw, Iam actually ripples from ripplesinthemind.blogdrive.com. I happen to have a blogspot id too and use it to post comments.

posted by Blogger Priya 

1:50 am, June 24, 2004
 

Thanks for the wishes Shobha and Ripples! Anyway... the results come in only a year later. And if I clear it, it would take another six months to really get going.. so this is in no way an immediate career option. Thats why I called it long term.. it now seems to be quite literally that! But teach I will!

posted by Blogger Anand 

9:07 am, June 24, 2004
 

Good to hear,atleast one person taking teaching as the first option!!! As far as I have seen its one of the fulfiling professions.Good luck!
Queer.

posted by Anonymous Anonymous 

12:26 pm, June 24, 2004
 

so what about that wedding and that (huh!) cold ;-)

posted by Blogger lazy geek 

2:37 pm, June 24, 2004
 

Good stuff Anand. Not many ppl of (y)our age wd choose teaching as a profession. I know that this is not your 1st choice, but am glad that you opted for it.

posted by Blogger Chakra Sampath 

3:56 pm, June 24, 2004
 

i liked your article. i was also one of them who had given this entrance.but i want to suggest u one thing why don't u merge urself in that mushroom n become a part of it

posted by Anonymous Anonymous 

12:04 pm, July 24, 2004
 

nice comment...din't know net is such a monster..so an xperienced person like u did great service 2 me by yor writeup.would like 2 see more of it.

posted by Blogger satabdi 

3:52 pm, December 21, 2004
 

nice comment...din't know net is such a monster..so an xperienced person like u did great service 2 me by yor writeup.would like 2 see more of it.

posted by Blogger satabdi 

3:53 pm, December 21, 2004
 

Hello,

This request might seem a bit dated. My wife is also undertaking the UGC NET (Mass Comm & Journalism) exam in Dec 2005.

Do you have any books or tips to recommend?

Thanks in advance,
"spartacus"

posted by Anonymous spartacus 

4:14 pm, November 15, 2005
 

plz publish the result as far as possible.... i am really really waiting for my ugc dec 2005 results....

posted by Anonymous Anonymous 

2:56 pm, May 20, 2006
 

I will be giving the exam too. Would like to e mail you in this regard. Will that be alright?

posted by Blogger To hell with all of you 

2:13 pm, August 24, 2008
 

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