1. Purpose of the UGC NET Guide Website: We are aware of the fact that there are many books available in print and many online resources, which you can access freely. Firstly let me ask you a question, are you aware of the fact that most of the print edition of a book, which you are reading today, the content, are of more than five years old? We don’t think you want to be five years backward than your colleague. Secondly, surely there are huge resources available over the web freely, but to have them and arrange them in a way to serve your purpose you have to spend a minimum of one year. Further, in the years to come it will again consume much of your daily time to update it. Now we are doing all these things for you to save your time and make your NET/SET/SLET preparation easy through UGC NET Guide website.
2. Compiler of the UGC NET Guide: Dr. Badan Barman is working as Assistant Professor in Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam. He is BSc (Botany) from Guwahati College with 14th Position in 2003, MLISc from the Department of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University with 1st position in 2005. He was awarded Ph.D in Library and Information Science by Gauhati University in the year 2011 for his thesis “Web Resources in Library and Information Science: A Managerial Approach”. He qualified in the UGC NET examination in Library and Information Science of December, 2005 and June, 2006. He was ICSSR, New Delhi Centrally Administered Doctoral Fellow, for a short period. He also worked as a Research Assistant in the ICSSR sponsored research project “Rural Libraries of North East India: A Machine Readable Database” at DLISc, Gauhati University. Before joining Gauhati University he worked as Academic Consultant and then as Assistant Librarian in Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University. He is widely known in India and abroad for innovative use of web technologies in Library and Information Science. His popular websites include “LIS Links: A Virtual Community of Indian LIS Professionals” (http://lislinks.com), Open Access Journals Search Engine (http://www.oajse.com), UGC NET Guide (http://www.ugcnetguide.com). He attended a number of national and international seminars and conferences and published and presented quite a number of papers.
3. History of UGC NET Guide Website: The compiler of this guide qualified the UGC NET examination in Library and Information Science for two times. His success made him think of converting his personal notes, which are mainly based on different articles into online guidebook to help others. He started providing paid access to the online guidebook from Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from www . netugc . com website. On September 27, 2011, the author signed a MoU with DVS Publishers, Guwahati and accordingly the online content released in a physical book format. Later on from 29th December 2011 the online guidebook is released as free for all users. On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 the online guide is revised to covers other subjects of UGC NET examination.
4. Dedication: This online guide is dedicated to my father Sri Joykanta Barman and my mother Shreemati Joymati Barman. It is their care and responsibilities, which helped me to prepare this book.
5. Credit: This website is the result of a teamwork. We owe our deep sense of gratitude and sincere thanks to all the members for devoting their valuable time towards completion of this project.
This website is hosted at Google Sites and Blogger. We used Google Adsense to monetize our website, Google Analytics to track the uses; Google Feedburner, Google Plus, Facebook to deliver the recent updates to our readers. We are very much thankful to each of the service provider for showing us a way to make our webpage simple, effective and flexible.
6. Acknowledgement: I owe my deep sense of gratitude and sincere thanks to Prof. Robin Goswami, Prof. AlakaBuragohain, Prof. NarendraLahkar, Prof. RajaniKanta Barman, Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh, Ms. KankanaBaishya, Ms. AnupamaChetia, Mr. RakeshDeka, and my online colleagues Amit Kumar Singh, B. Asadullah, Ghante Pradipkumar, Iliyas Kakandikar, Krishna Roshan, Kusum Saini, Mayank Yuvaraj, N. Muthukumaran, Naheem K. T., Neena M G, O. P. Saini, Pusparaj Naik, R. Raman Nair, Rajashekar M Patil, S. Chellapandian, Sambhunath Sahoo, Sampada D., Shradha Shukla, Srikanta Sahu, Vaibhavi Thacker, Nirmal Ranjan Mazumdar, Arvind Kant Singh and Debasis Das. I am grateful to them not only for their encouragement but also their innumerable suggestion. This online guide book would not have taken shape without their insights & inputs.
This online guide book definitely would not have seen the light of day without the love & support of my family members, who provided me a congenial atmosphere to carry on a work of this nature.
7. Disclaimer: This is an unofficial website of UGC NET Examination. Though utmost care has been taken to represent the content and answer to near perfection, you are required to use your own discretion while consulting the answers available over this website. All the materials, trademarks unless stated otherwise are the property of their respective owners.
Though full effort has been given in preparing the online guide book with full perfection, but at the same time, I am quite aware of my limitations. So, I beg pardon for any typographic errors, omissions or inconsistencies that may occur with or without my knowledge.
8. Suggestions: The author will greatly appreciate suggestions for desirable changes and improvements, which will be incorporated in the next edition with proper acknowledgement. Please feel free and friendly to drop your message / comments/ suggestion at info at badanbarman dot in.