SET notification in Oct
Here is some good news for assistant professor aspirants in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states, the State Eligibility Test (SET) notification will be issued in the first week of October.
- AP grants permission to OU
- TS govt already issued GO to conduct test
- Exam likely in December
Hyderabad: Here is some good news for assistant professor aspirants in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states, the State Eligibility Test (SET) notification will be issued in the first week of October.
According to sources, the Andhra Pradesh government which had its own reservations over Osmania University (OU) conducting the test has finally given a green signal. The same was communicated to the Telangana government recently.
In the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh state, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted the accreditation to conduct APSET to OU till 2015. In the backdrop of the united Andhra Pradesh state bifurcation, the UGC had asked the university to seek consent for conducting examination for their students too.
Sources said Telangana government had already issued GO for conducting the examination. However, the AP government had put it in the cool storage for a month and finally gave its nod for this year only. The AP government is making ardent efforts for conducting its own SET. In the same regard, the government is approaching UGC for accreditation.
“Getting an accreditation is not an easy task. After thorough scrutiny by the Commission, it grants permission for conducting the test. The process would take at least two years,” sources said. Notification will be released in the first week of October and examination is likely to be held in December this year.
According to sources, there would not be any change in the application fee of the test. Students from SC, ST category would be charged Rs 250, while OBC and OC candidates would have to pay Rs 500 and Rs 700 respectively.
“Compared to the south Indian states, OU charges, the lowest fee. Neither the UGC, nor the state government supports university for conducting the test. Amount generated through application fee is being utilised for conducting the test,” sources said.
With the new government in Telangana state taking charge, the student community is expecting a huge number of teaching post vacancies at university, degree and junior college level. The examination is equivalent to the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the UGC. Last year, 1, 26,565 aspirants had written the test, of which only 6,267 qualified.