Difference between CSIR NET, JRF and UGC NET
Every Year, large number of candidates appears for the NET (National Eligible TEST). The test is conducted for awarding the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) to Indian national students who are doing research or PhD from various Indian Universities and Colleges.
Both these tests are held two times a year, i.e. in the month of June and in the month of December. But students getting confused between CSIR~UGC NET and UGC~CBSE NET. Basically, there is no difference between these two exams, conducting body as they made for the same purpose to determine the eligibility criteria of students who are pursuing the exam, there is only one difference regarding the subjects involved in it. Let’s understand the difference between the two bodies in a detailed manner:
UGC (University Grants Commission) which was established by the Union government in the year 1956 whose main objective is to provide recognition to the university of India and provide funds to these colleges and universities. CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) now conducts this exam, on behalf of UGC for the post of Lecturer and for providing the JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) to the Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and in research. Under UGC exam is conducted in streams such as Humanities, Arts, Commerce and Social Sciences etc.
CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research) is a premier national R&D organization which is also stands among the world’s largest publicly funded R&D organization. Exam Conduct by the CSIR named as CSIR UGC NET which is a national level of Exam in Science in the streams such as Life Science, Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Planetary Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Earth Atmospheric Ocean.
JRFJRF stands for (Junior Research Fellowship) fellowship of Rs 25000 per month, offered to both CSIR and UGC selected candidate, which is held twice in a year which is offered to pursue their doctoral studies.