M.Phil, PhD Exempted from UGC NET - Read New Criteria

In a great relief to all the candidates who have got themselves registered for M.Phil or PhD before July 11, 2009 can now be considered at par with those possessing NET certificates, says UGC.

Now all these candidates shall be able to fill all the vacancies in which UGC NET is mandatory. So far they were debarred from applying for these posts of Asst Professors in colleges and Universities.

This is a welcome move that will help a large no of M.Phil and PhD holders. It was a long pending demand by them. But by relaxing the candidates the Commission has fixed a no of conditions before them.

Check some of the conditions for applying for Asst Professors' Post ( PhD holders)

  1. The candidates must have obtained the PhD degree in regular mode.
  2. The candidates must have been registered for both M.Phil and PhD before 11th of July 2009.
  3. The Evaluation of the PhD must be done by two examiners from other university than the one from which the candidate is doing his/her PhD.
  4. There must be the open Viva-voce for the PhD holders.
  5. The candidates must have got their at least two publications published from their PhD work.
  6. The candidates must have attended the seminars/conferences and presented at least two presentations in them.
  7. It is to be make sure that the whole said work is to be checked by Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellor, Dean from Academic Affairs or Dean from University Instructions.

The candidates can enjoy exemption from the UGC NET if they have cleared all the said conditions.

Why has the UGC to take this decision ?

The biggest reason behind the decision is the shortage of teachers in the higher educational institutional in the country.

This move will help the more and more people to apply for the various teaching posts in the these institutions.

Controversy regarding this exemption of M.Phil / PhD

Mostly the NET candidates have big objections to this move. They argue that there are many institutions in the country which provide such degrees for money. Rules are widely flouted in awarding these degrees. On the other hand, the candidates have to  do a lot of hard work  clear UGC NET.

36 thoughts on “M.Phil, PhD Exempted from UGC NET - Read New Criteria

  1. Sir Iam completed m.Phil 2004 and PhD join 2008 Decamber.this degree awared 2012 June. So iam Ian exempted ugc net. Pls tel me

  2. Sir I am registred M.Phil 2005 and completed M.Phil 2010 then Ph.D Regrestred 2010. So i am exempted ugc net. Pls tel me.

  3. good morning sir, i have done p.hd. (physical chemistry) in 2009(awarded yr) from kumaon university uttaranchal .it was in regular mode, national and international papers have also been published ,viva was also presented at almora campus uttarachal one paper presentation at national level was also done ,sir my question is from where certificate against this rule in terms of net exemption will be sought. am i fill up forms against asst professor in future. any paper of document to be submitted in this regard. pl guide

  4. Is the 2 publications in refereed journals should be done before awarding Ph.D. or the papers published after awarding the Ph.D will be considered?

    • I don't think that there is such certificate. If you are eligible for some exemption, you shall automatically avail that. Still you can confirm that by visiting UGC's official website.

  5. Sir I have complicated my m. Com with 57.45 % (3.44 cgpa × 16.7 c grade as per uni conversation letter) I also completed my m phil. Degree in 1989. Can I get examption from net as per new norms for assistant professor under graduate level

  6. Sir
    I did complete my M.phil through distance education wth 51% of PG in English. Please clarify whether I'm eligible for exemption of net

    Thanks and regards
    Riaz Khan

  7. Sir i have joined ph.d in jan 2005 and i joined contractual job in college in july 2006 my question is is my degree valid as per ugc rules of that time...plz reply

  8. Sir, I am Madan Singh registered in M.phil in Physics 2008 in VMU and completed in 2011.Is am I exempted from NET and eligible for assistant professor in college cadre

  9. My registration is of 2005 and my Viva was completed by 2011 and I have procured one document also in which 6 out of 11points are to be marked by my research guide, hod , Dean n then registrar n while applying for the post of assistant professor in bhim rao ambedkar Univ Lucknow,I hv attached the same document only to get exemption from net but the reason they gave for not accepting my application n not calling for the interview was NO NET...pls reply back

  10. Dear Sir,
    I need to know is there any NET exemption certificate. f yes then from where should i take this certificate. do we take it from UGC or Institute from where we have done Ph.D

  11. Sir
    I have done m phil degree from distance mood Jan 2009 ,& MA 55% marks ,candidate of schedule caste &I also working in degree college tripura at pgt Post under dhe. So can I eligible for the post assistant professor.

  12. Sir....I hv registered PhD last year i.e 2016, am I exempted from net??? Till now I didn't clear net neither slet. Please do reply me bk ...will be so much grateful !!!

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