The University of Jammu has been first accredited and authorized by the UGC to conduct the SLET/SET in 1999 and continued to hold the test till 2010 after which this responsibility was handed over to the University of Kashmir by the State Government. Further, The University of Jammu has once again been accredited as the Nodal Agency of the State Government to conduct the State Eligibility Test for the UT of Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Ladakh (herein referred as JKSET/LASET).by the UGC vide letter no. F.7-2/97 (NET/SET) dated 19 July 2021 & vide letter no. F.7-2/97(NET/SET) dated 9 September 2021.

Assistant Professor


It may further be specifically understood that such a candidate who qualifies the SET would only be held eligible for being appointed as Assistant Professor in the Universities/ affiliated colleges, provided he/she fulfills other academic qualifications prescribed for post of Assistant Professor by the U.G.C. and is selected by the respective Selection Committee. Unlike the NET/UGC-CSIR Combined Test the candidates who qualifies the SET is only eligible for being selected as Assistant Professor and not for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).
As per UGC guidelines, after June 2002, JKSET/LASET qualified candidates shall be eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor / Lecturer only in the Universities/Colleges belonging to the UT of J&K and UT of Ladakh respectively .