A student from Kochi has filed a petition before the Kerala High Court seeking a directive to the University Grants Commission (UGC) to publish the results of NET examination conducted on December 28, 2014 before conducting the next exam.
Basil John of Thodupuzha and others appeared for UGC-NET for a junior research fellowship and eligibility for Assistant Professor examination conducted on December 28, last year. The petitioner argued that even after six months, the result of the last NET Exams had not been published.
Meanwhile, the UGC scheduled another NET examination on June 28 and sought applications and fees from the candidates. The last day for remitting the fee of Rs 600 was May 16. Students were forced to apply for the examination scheduled on June 28, uncertain about the results of the previous examination.
According to the petitioner, after the publication of the results of the previous exam, if a candidate has passed, he/she will lose the fee which was paid for the June 28 examination. More than one lakh students appear for the exam every year. The UGC is illegally collecting examination fee, the petitioner said.
The petitioner also sought a directive to return the fee collected from candidates, in the event if they passed the previous exam.