Number of subjects for which test will be conducted is now 32
The Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) to determine the eligibility of aspirants for the posts of lecturer and assistant professor in universities will be conducted by the University of Mysore during November or December.
K.S. Rangappa, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore, told presspersons here on Monday that the notification inviting online applications for KSET would be issued in June/July and the application forms would be made available on www.kset.uni-mysore.ac.in.
The Department of Higher Education has identified University of Mysore as a nodal agency in Karnataka to conduct the K-SET.
Based on the recommendations of the high-level University Grants Commission expert committee that met on April 18, the UGC has renewed the accreditation to the university to conduct KSET for three years from 2013, said Prof. Rangappa. He said that they were hopeful that Mysore would be made a permanent centre to conduct KSET.
Candidates who qualify in KSET will be eligible to apply for the post of lecturer/assistant professor in any university, college or institution of higher learning in the State, whether government, aided, or private.
As many as 70,000 candidates are expected to take KSET this year. The number of subjects for which the test would be conducted had been increased to 32 against 26 last year, according to Prof. Rangappa.
The subjects are: Commerce, Kannada, Economics, English, Political Science, History, Sociology, Geography, Hindi, Management, Tourism Administration, Education, Library and Information Science, Mass Communication and Journalism, Psychology, Social Work, Criminology, Law, Sanskrit, Physical Education, Folk Literature, Urdu, Public Administration, Computer Science and Application, Physical Science, Mathematical Science, Chemical Science, Life Science, Environmental Science, Home Science, Electronics, and Earth Science.
KSET will be conducted at 12 centres: University of Mysore, Mysore; Karnatak University, Dharwad; Mangalore University, Mangalore; Tumkur University, Tumkur; Davangere University, Davangere; Vijayanagar Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Bellary; Bangalore University, Bangalore; Kuvempu University, Shimoga; Gulbarga University, Gulbarga; Karnataka State Women’s University, Bijapur; Rani Channamma University, Belgaum and Karnataka State Folk University, Shiggaon.
The syllabus for KSET will be the same as that of UGC-NET and UGC-CSIR examination. It will be made available on the website during notification. For more details, contact C. Srikantappa, coordinator, KSET centre, University of Mysore, Pareeksha Bhavan, Mysore, or call 0821-2419202.