The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI), has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent, autonomous and self sustained premier organisation under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, registered as a self-reliant and self-sustained premier testing organisation.
Some of the objectives, interalia, include:
(i) To conduct efficient, transparent and international standard tests in order to assess the
competency of candidates for admission.
(ii) To undertake research on educational, professional and testing system to identify gaps
in the knowledge systems and take steps for bridging them.
(iii) To identify experts and institutions in setting examination questions.
(iv) To produce and disseminate information and research on education and professional development standards.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has entrusted the responsibility of conducting UGC-NET to the NTA. UGC-NET is a test being conducted to determine the eligibility ‘only for Assistant Professor’ and ‘for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor both’ in Indian universities and colleges. UGC-NET July, 2019 shall be conducted by the NTA in July, 2019 in subjects given
at Annexure-III at selected Cities of Examination centers spread across the country given at Annexure-I.