On August 17, 2011, the process of online submission of forms for the Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (SET) and will be end on September 14, 2011.
Main agency for the conduct SET examination in Maharashtra and Goa is the University of Pune (UoP). Process and Syllabus details are given on its website: http://www.setexam.unipune.ac.in
The qualifying examination of SET scheduled on November 27, 2011. For the appointment as a assistant professor or Lecture at the University Grants Commission (UGC) recognized universities and affiliated colleges.
After the passing this National or State Eligibility Test(SET/NET) teacher gets benefits like higher pay scales, time-bound Promotions, provided under the UGC's career advancement Scheme (CAS). If teacher is Non NET/SET are not covered by the CAS.
However, the state government has taken stance that all teachers working without NET/SET qualification, have to clear either of the tests by end of December 2011. Teachers, who fail to meet his form, face the prospect of losing their job. As such, the impending SET will be the last chance for these teachers.