Want to be an Assistant professor? Then this degree is must now as UGC directs
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a notification under which it notified the regulations on minimum qualifications for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges and measure for the maintenance of standards in higher education, 2018.
PHD MANDATORY FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POST IN UNIVERSITIES
According to the regulations, PhD has been made a mandatory qualification for direct recruitment to the post of assistant professor in Universities with effect from July 1, 2021.
Assistant professors will also have to undergo a month-long induction programme.
PHD ALSO MANDATORY FOR PROMOTION
A PhD will also be mandatory for promotion to the level of associate professor in colleges and assistant professor (Selection Grade) in universities from July 2021.
According to HT, in place of the "controversial" Academic Performance Indicator-based appraisal, a simplified teacher evaluation grading system has been introduced and the commission has added academic/research score for universities to improve research output.
sources : India Today