UoM to seek permanent KSET accreditation

The varsity would also request the UGC to make KSET on par with NET

The University of Mysore (UoM) will seek permanent accreditation for conducting Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) from the University Grants Commission (UGC) which is now renewed every three years.
With the three-year accreditation for conducting KSET ending this year, the UoM will apply for the renewal of the same and also urge the UGC to make the university a permanent centre. UoM Vice Chancellor Prof K S Rangappa said that he has already spoken to the UGC officials in this regard and soon a formal letter would be sent to the UGC.
Speaking to mediapersons on Saturday, Prof Rangappa said that the UoM has a fair track record in conducting KSET. States like Kerala and Puducherry were considering the candidates who had cleared KSET for lectureship as they found candidates more competitive and qualified compared to those who had cleared NET.
“The letter we are writing to the UGC will stress on making KSET on par with National Eligibility Test (NET) to help candidates get job across the country,” Prof Rangappa said, adding,“The UoM, from the next academic year, will offer research fellowship for 100 meritorious candidates, toppers in each subject.”
Briefing the results of KSET 2015 examinations held on December 6, 2015 for 32 subjects in 11 Nodal centres, Prof Rangappa said that among the 65,849 candidates who appeared for KSET examinations, and about 17,990 candidates were able to obtain the minimum cut off marks.
“The total number of candidates eligible to receive KSET certificates are 3,338 of which 2,242 are male and 1,096 are female, Rangappa said.
Nodal centre-wise, Mysuru leads the list of most number of eligible candidates with 28 percent, followed by Tumakuru with 19 percent followed by Bengaluru and Dharawad with 16 percent.
Candidate eligibility subject-wise
Of all the 32 subjects, Kannada has more edibility number with 485 followed by in Commerce with 441, Economics (356) and History (331). Subjects with single digit edibility numbers are Tourism (5), Urdu (7), Public Administration (9) and Folk Literature (9).
Centenary talk by Azim Premji
As part of UoM’s centenary lecture series organised to mark the university’s centenary celebrations, philanthropist and the chairman of Wipro Limited Azim Premji will deliver a talk on ‘Improving School Education in India’ on March 22. The university will also award him with honorary doctorate on the occasion which the Chairperson, Jammu and Kashmir State Accountability Commission Justice B A Khan will confer, Prof Rangappa said.
Prof Rangappa added that the valedictory of the Centenary Celebrations will be held either on July 23 or 30 for which Vice President Hamid Ansari would be the chief guest.

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