As many as 7,966 candidates appeared for the University Grants Commission’s National Eligibility Test in Coimbatore on Sunday.

According to Bharathiar University sources, the candidates, which included differently abled ones, appeared for the examination at PSG College of Arts and Science, Hindustan College of Arts and Science, GRD College of Arts and Science, NGP College of Arts and Science, Kongunadu College of Arts and Science, SNR College of Arts and Science, Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science, Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Science and Jayendra Saraswathi College of Arts and Science.

The sources say that all the 55 visually challenged students and 78 physically challenged students appeared for the examination. G. James Pitchai, Vice-Chancellor, Bharathiar University, P.K. Manoharan, Registrar and A. Sethurama Subbaiah, UGC Net Coordinator, visited various centres and ensured that the conduct was in conformity to rules.

Candidates lose valuables

Candidates who appeared for the NET at a private college in the city lost their valuables.

According to the Singanallur police the accused had taken away 20 mobile phones, a laptop, cash and also ATM cards.

The complainants said that they had lost about Rs. 20,000 in cash.

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