TIRUCHI: The Centre for Youth Development and Studies (CYDS) of Bharathidasan University here recently organised a three-day free coaching for the candidates registered for JRF (Junior Research Fellowships) and NET (National Eligibility Test) examinations to be conducted by the University Grants Commission on June 27.
M.Ponnavaikko, Vice-Chancellor of Bharthidasan University, who inaugurated the programme, emphasised the inevitability of passing the NET examinations for taking up teaching positions in the colleges and universities. The JRF will help the researchers to get admissions to the nationally recognised research institutions with an attractive stipend. He underlined the importance of learning and retaining the fundamentals of each subject for getting pass in the NET examinations.
S.Iyyampillai, coordinator, CYDS, gave an overview of the programme.
S.Suba of Bharathidasan University, P.S.Vijayalakshmi of Periyar EVR College, P.Prabhakaran of Arignar Anna Government College, Musiri and Prof K.Mohamed Ismail and S.Nagoor Gani of Jamal Mohamed College who were the resource persons explained the components of the first paper of the examinations viz. teaching aptitude, research aptitude, reading comprehension, communication, mathematical and logical reasoning, data interpretation, information and communication technology, people and environment and higher education system.
Eighty-six candidates from Tiruchi and neighbouring districts attended it. Majority of the candidates had postgraduation in commerce, computer science, economics, English and Tamil.