The Central authorities has amended the UGC rules making PhD the minimal eligibility requirement for hiring on the publish of assistant professors. The UGC’s 2018’s rules making PhD minimal eligibility for hiring assistant professors was to return to impact from 2021, nonetheless, the identical was deferred because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the norm has been additional prolonged until July 2023 and hiring will proceed on the premise of the UGC NET rating.
The transfer is anticipated to fill vacant school posts throughout greater schooling institutes quicker than regular. “UGC in view of COVID-19 pandemic has determined to increase the date of applicability of PhD as a compulsory qualification for direct recruitment of assistant professors from July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2023,” UGC stated in an official discover.
According to present norms, candidates who qualify for instructor eligibility exams together with NET, SET, SLET are eligible to use for the publish of assistant professor. Candidates who’ve been awarded a PhD diploma in accordance with UGC rules might be exempted from the requirement of the minimal eligibility situation of NET/SLET/SET.
“PhD diploma shall be a compulsory qualification for direct recruitment to the publish of assistant professor within the division of the schools with impact from 01.07.2023. This modification shall be referred to as UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and Other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education), Amendment Regulation, 2021,” the official assertion learn.
Earlier, UGC obtained many representations searching for a delay in implementing the coverage claiming that it’ll negatively impression the NET certified candidates.
The ‘University Grants Commission (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and other Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education) Regulations, 2018’ — a coverage which makes PhD minimal requirement for hiring assistant professors was authorised in 2018, nonetheless, a three-year window was given to candidates to finish their PhD and to make sure they don’t seem to be deprived by the rapid implementation.
Meanwhile, the entry gateway for the job, UGC NET has been deferred until additional discover. The examination has been postponed a number of instances. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will maintain a mixed examination for each December 2020 and June 2021 cycles
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