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Bhopal: UGC hints at change in recruitment process

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BHOPAL: University Grants Commission issued a draft mandating an aspirant to possess Ph D degree instead of obtaining marks in National Eligibility Test for direct recruitment on posts of assistant professor from July 1, 2021. It has invited objections and suggestions from all stakeholders till February 28.

The UGC took the decision to reform the recruitment process in a bid to fill the long pending vacancies of faculty members in colleges and varsities across country, said MP Guest Faculty Sagar district convener Sandeep Sablok.

The compulsion to acquire a NET qualification certificate created unnecessary burden on the researchers. Also, many become ineligible because of this UGC clause. “The UGC proposal is a welcomed step. It should be implemented with immediate effect,” said guest faculty Dr D P Singh who is teaching for more than two decades.


Table 1

Sr No     Proposed Change                                                                             Present Rules

1              Phd required for assistant professor                        NET qualified can be a assistant professor

2              Phd must for promotion to associate professor or direct recruitment        NET qualified can be promoted to associate professor

3              Faculty would remain for seven hours in the campus        Faculty remain for five hours

4              Five research papers for promotion to the post of Professor         Seven research papers for post of professor

5              Presenting research papers in conference and seminar, Patent, policy document would yield only 30 per cent of the required marks.

Research workshop, seminars, conference will yield zero marks. As many marks as faculty can gathers by presenting papers in conference and seminar, Patent, policy document.

Research workshop, seminars and conference help in getting 10 to 20 marks.

6              After retirement faculty can be retained on contract till the age of 70 years.         Age limit is 65 years for retaining faculty after retirement.

7              To promote digital learning, the faculty members will get marks for preparing online course work.             Not mentioned.