On Thursday, HRD ministry informed the Rajya Sabha that it is considering no proposal to entrust the responsibility of conducting the NET exam to any other body and that it shall remain with the UGC (University Grants Commission)
"As per directions of ministry of HRD, the CBSE has been conducting the UGC-NET examination. There is no proposal under consideration at present to entrust responsibility of conducting the exam through any other mechanism," said minister of state for HRD Upednra Kushwaha said in a written reply.
The NET exam is conducted every year by the UGC for determining the eligibility of the Indian national candidates for the post of Assistant Professor and for Junior Research fellowship.
In another development the UGC also revised the criteria for qualifying the candidates and according to the new criteria only 6 percent of the total candidates will be declared qualified. Earlier, this was top 15 percent.
UGC is a statutory organization, which was established in 1956 by the Union government and whose main aim is to provide recognition to the universities and provide funds to such recognized universities.