Education department implemented the model in stages during the five years starting
with adopting the new curriculum first
The model developed by the Education and Extension department
of the University of Pune has helped 16 of its students clear the National Eligibility
Test (NET) and 135 pass the State Eligibility Test (SET) in the last five years.
The success is phenomenal considering the national pass percentage of NET/SET which
is hardly 1%. The department offers one-year Masters in Education (M.Ed) degree.
The University gave us the liberty to mould the syllabus of our degree programme
and so we decided that students passing out of our department should be trained
to attempt both the exams. So we decided to incorporate the NET and SET syllabus
in the degree programme, said Sanjeev Sonawane, head of the Education and Extension
The department implemented the model in stages during the five years starting with
adopting the new curriculum first. This took care of the second and the third papers
in NET and SET. However, the first paper which is mostly related to general knowledge
and capability test was not covered in the degree syllabus. So, we decided to conduct
Saturday classes for students wherein experts from various fields shared their knowledge
and thought son current issues, Sonawane said.
The department also conducts a workshop just three weeks before the examination.
Besides, experts discuss probable questions with students to boost their confidence.
In the forthcoming academic year, the department also plans to change the answering
pattern of their M.Ed examination. In NET/SET, there is a particular of answering
questions. There is a set limitation of words, space and even marks. The students
will have to answer the M.Ed examination in the similar fashion, said Sonawane.
Courtesy: Times of India