University Grants Commission, UGC has brought out new regulations in order to attract and retain the best quality teachers and other academic staff in Universities and Colleges.
Announcing the new regulations yesterday, Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar said that for the post of Assistant Professor, PhD degree has been made mandatory for direct recruitment to Universities and for promotion in Colleges.
However for colleges, masters degree with National Eligibility Test (NET) or PhD would continue to be the minimum eligibility criteria for direct recruitment. The new regulations will come into effect from July 2021.
The Minister also said all the incentives of earlier regulations have been maintained, but the API for college teachers has been removed. For the first time provision for promotion in Colleges will be up to Professor level.