UGC Clarifies Minimum Criteria for Assistant Professor Recruitment, Ph.D. Holders Exempt from NET/SLET/SET

UGC Clarifies Minimum Criteria for Assistant Professor Recruitment, Ph.D. Holders Exempt from NET/SLET/SET

Last Updated Jul - 10 - 2023, 04:52 PM | Source : UGC | Visitors : 39

The UGC regulates the minimum criteria for assistant professors.
The UGC regulates the minimum criteria for assistant professors.

In response to the clarification, UGC Chairperson M. Jagadesh Kumar tweeted, "For anyone possessing a Master's degree, UGC-NET/SLET/SET is the minimum criterion for direct employment as an Assistant Professor.

According to UGC regulations, Ph.D. holders are eligible for direct hiring as assistant professors and are exempt from the UGC-NET/SLET/SET. According to the number of applications received in a particular discipline, Kumar further noted that higher education institutions may employ the proper criteria from the laws for Assistant Professor vacancies.

 

NET/SET/SLET would be the minimal criteria for direct recruitment to the post of Assistant Professor in all higher education institutions, according to a notification released by the UGC on Wednesday. The UGC Chairperson also tweeted that starting on July 1 assistant professor posts would not require a PhD.

 

"UGC has amended the general condition clause no. 3.10, which mandates a PhD starting July 1, 2023," the UGC said. The clear statement that NET/SLET/SET is the minimum qualification for direct recruitment of Assistant Professors without a PhD is still included in the comprehensive eligibility requirements for several fields. The Commission went on to say that PhD holders are not required to take the NET, SLET, or SET, and are therefore qualified for immediate hiring as assistant professors.

 

READ MORE- Ph.D. is not mandatory for teaching positions in colleges or universities, according to the UGC (https://www.thefela.org/news/details/ph-d-is-not-mandatory-for-teaching-positions-colleges-or-universities-according-ugc)

 

2.       MoU for setting up of campus of IIT Madras in Zanzibar- Tanzania signed; First ever IIT campus to be set up outside India (TheFela.org)

 

 

 

 

Meta Description: The establishment of the IIT Madras campus in Zanzibar, Tanzania, will bring top-tier education to Africa, with the university overseeing academic programs and costs covered by the government. It aims to enhance India's global standing and foster innovation.

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Alt Image: An illustration depicting the IIT Madras campus in Zanzibar, symbolizing the collaboration between India and Tanzania in higher education.

 

The Ministry of Education, Government of India, IIT Madras, and MoEVT Zanzibar- Tanzania signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of an IIT campus in Zanzibar- Tanzania. This marks the first IIT campus outside India, reflecting India's long-standing friendship with Tanzania and its focus on building people-to-people ties across Africa and the Global South. “IIT Madras- Zanzibar campus marks a historic beginning towards internationalization of higher education” - Shri Dharmendra Pradhan.

 

READ MORE- Ph.D. is not mandatory for teaching positions in colleges or universities, according to the UGC (https://www.thefela.org/news/details/ph-d-is-not-mandatory-for-teaching-positions-colleges-or-universities-according-ugc)

 

An important milestone in the internationalization of higher education was the announcement of the Memorandum of Understanding for the IIT Madras-Zanzibar campus by the Union Minister for Education, Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan. The program seeks to develop people-to-people ties with Africa while also advancing global good. The National Education Policy 2020 strongly emphasizes internationalization and encourages successful Indian universities to open campuses abroad.

 

Recognising Tanzania and India's strategic partnership, the educational partnership relationship has been formalized by signing the document that provides the framework for the Parties to detail out the establishment of the proposed campus of IIT Madras in Zanzibar- Tanzania, with plans to launch programs in October 2023.

 

In order to meet the region's present demands, the IIT Madras campus in Zanzibar, Tanzania, will provide top-tier educational competence to a prominent location in Africa. The university will oversee academic programs, curriculum, student selection, and pedagogical aspects, with capital and running costs being covered by the government of Zanzibar-Tanzania.

The university will draw a variety of students from Tanzania and other nations, and Indian students are also welcome. The establishment will improve India's standing abroad, diplomatic ties, and global influence. The IIT campus seeks to promote the aspirational aspects of Indian higher education and innovation while strengthening relationships with the community and supporting research and innovation in the area.

 

READ MORE- UGC Implements Special Refund Policy for Admission Cancellations/ Migrations in HEI's for 2023-2024 Academic Session (https://www.thefela.org/news/details/ugc-implements-special-refund-policy-for-admission-cancellations-migrations-hei-s-for-2023-2024-academic-session)

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