Jyothish V. R.
M.Sc, M. Phil, UGC NET/JRF(2020)
Research Scholar, School of Computer Sciences
M G University, Kottayam

For the first time in my life, I am going to make a write up about my success. The credit for this achievement goes to my all-time inspiration and well-wisher, Mr. Rohit K. R, M. Sc, M. Phil, JRF, Research Scholar, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University. His guidance transformed me from an ordinary student to a Research Scholar with JRF in Computer Science. I take this opportunity to thank Rohit ettan for his remarkable guidance and support throughout my life.

I am an average student with a great passion for teaching. I completed my M. Sc. Computer Science from the School of Computer Sciences (SOCS), Mahatma Gandhi University. SOCS gave me a lot of life experiences which also lead to major changes in my life. I learned a lot of things from my teachers, friends, seniors and alumni. I acquired a new confidence level from M G University. I joined M. Phil with just 5 friends at SOCS. This provided a new research track in my life under the guidance of Dr. Bindu V. R. Professor, School of Computer Science.

Since my M. Sc, I had heard about the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by University Grand Commission (UGC). Initially, I had tried for the NET exam only but later after Rohit ettan’s advice, I applied for JRF too. I wrote both types of exams conducted by UGC and NTA in the coming years. I attended around 6 NET examinations in different patterns. For the initial 5 times, I did not try hard for the exam as qualifying NET seemed a herculean task for me. Also, qualifying NET was my least priority while perusing M.Sc. After completing M. Phil, Rohit ettan often reminded me about the importance of JRF and the need of joining for a Ph.D. to accomplish the teaching carrier. At that time, I got two job opportunities and I was confused to take a decision. On the advice of Rohit ettan I decided to prepare for the NET/JRF exam.

Persistence makes all the difference. Every day matters. For qualifying the NET examination, it is important to practice the previous year question papers and develop a deep understanding of the subject. Initially, I started to solve just 10 questions per day and gradually increased the number of questions. Watching some videos related to the subject on YouTube also helped me in this journey. As we say, practice makes one perfect, everyday practices helped me to qualify JRF. Finally, with my consistent hard work and grace of God, I qualified UGC NET and JRF conducted by National Testing Agency in December 2020. So, with proper practice and strong desire, you can achieve NET and JRF. Keep faith in yourself and work hard.

“If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun”

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

                                                  All the Best Dear NET and JRF Seekers