No SET this year too

The Osmania University which has got authorisation from government to conduct the test is yet to get accreditation from the University Grants Commission (UGC), which is a mandatory for holding SET.

By   |  Published: 25th Dec 2016  7:35 pm

Hyderabad: Candidates aspiring for assistant professor and lecturer posts in the universities and private degree colleges through the State Eligibility Test (SET) will have to wait till next year to appear for the test.

The Osmania University which has got authorisation from government to conduct the test is yet to get accreditation from the University Grants Commission (UGC), which is a mandatory for holding SET.

The UGC granted university accreditation from 2013 to 2015. While, every year the SET has to be conducted, due to bifurcation of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh State and completion of the accreditation, university failed to hold the examination in 2015. In fact university held SET-2014 in 2015 and this year too there would not be any examination.

Recently, the UGC committee had visited the university for granting accreditation for conducting the SET. “The UGC has visited the university for inspection. We are just waiting orders from the UGC. Once it is released, notification will be issued, 2016,” said Prof. Yadagiri Swamy, member secretary, SET.

On the other hand, the Andhra University, which got its government approval had moved the UGC and got accreditation too. It also released notification and examination is scheduled on September 11, 2016.

Swamy said that if everything goes smoothly, the university would release a notification tentatively in January and holding examination would at least take three to four months. “We will release the notification in January. Setting question paper will take some time,” said Swamy.

For the next SET notification, environmental sciences and linguistics subjects have been added.

In SET-2014, only 6.31 per cent have qualified out of 65,661 candidates who had appeared for the test in the State.

Long wait

• OU yet to get UGC’s accreditation to conduct test
• Application is pending before the UGC
• Notification likely in January, 2017
• Only 6.31 per cent qualified in SET-2014