New Delhi: 13 June :- The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued new rules for minimum qualification for recruitment and promotion of teachers in universities and colleges. According to these new rules, PhD has now been made compulsory. Also, students who are doing PhD and MPhil will also get the allowance. This has been done to maintain the standard of higher education. UGC expects that this will help in maintaining and attracting well-talented teachers in colleges and universities.
The new rules issued by UGC for the recruitment and promotion of teachers in the college and university are as follows:-
1. The incentives available to the teachers under regulating 2010 will continue. However now MPhil and PhD scholars will also get incentives.
2. The API based on the Preferred Based Approach System (PBAS) has been eliminated. Instead, the grading system has been implemented and research scores have been added to the universities to improve the research output.
3. Under the CAS (Career Advancement Scheme), the basis for research for the promotion of the teachers of the University will be made. In the promotion of college teachers, CAS will pay more attention to teaching.
4. People of the top 500 universities of the world can be appointed as Assistant Professors as PhDs.
5. There will be one month induction program for newly recruited assistant professors.
UGC will change the exam pattern in universities across the country
6. Assistant Professor will be promoted only after PhD. Likewise, PhD has been made compulsory for direct recruitment to Assistant Professor. These rules will come into effect from 1 July 2021.
7. Teachers who contribute to MOOCs (self) and e-content will be given preference in the CAS.
8. Currently 10% teachers approved in the universities will be made Senior Professors. The appointment of senior professor may also be direct and the posts can be filled even after getting promotion through CAS.
9. College teachers will be provided facilities to guide the PhD and Mfil Scholars.