Assistant professors will not be required to have a PhD until July 2023: UGC

The University Grants Commission has postponed the requirement of a PhD for persons applying for Assistant Professorships until July 2023

The UGC has declared that the date of application of the necessary PhD clause has been extended from July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2023 in order to help facilitate recruitment at various universities. “The amendment, known as the UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and Other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education) Amendment Regulation, 2021, the clause application date has been revised,” according to the official notice.

“The University Grant Commission, the apex body of higher education, has made an amendment to the UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and Other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education), Regulation, 2018 regarding clause 3.10, which stipulates that the Ph.D. degree shall be a mandatory qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Assistant Professor,” according to an official statement from the UGC. This modification has been published in both Hindi and English in Part III, Section 4 of the Gazette of India (Extraordinary), and may be downloaded from the official website.

After Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced a one-year reduction of the PhD requirement, the UGC made this conclusion. It was also made after taking into account the disturbances created by the COVID-19 epidemic. With most of the major institutes and universities experiencing a severe teacher shortage, this would undoubtedly benefit many.

However, the UGC has chosen to postpone this requirement for another two years, providing future university professors additional time to finish their PhDs. The condition, the Education Minister noted in an interview with journalists on September 30, was one of the barriers to filling vacant faculty seats, as many candidates did not have a PhD. At the Central Universities alone, more than 6,000 sanctioned positions are unfilled, and Mr. Pradhan has given them till the end of October to fill them.

Candidates with postgraduate degrees who passed the National Eligibility Test will continue to be considered for assistant professor positions. The University Grants Commission (UGC) changed the recruiting standards for entry-level positions at universities and colleges in 2018. Candidates were given a three-year window to finish their PhDs, and all universities and colleges were urged to begin using the criteria for recruitment in the 2021-22 academic session.

The test conducting authority announced the Kerala State Eligibility Test, Kerala SET Exam Result 2021 on September 25, 2021. This is the outcome of the July session of the exam, which took place on August 14, 2021. The result is now available on the official website for candidates to download. LBS Centre for Science and Technology has announced the Kerala SET Exam Result 2021. In order to check the results, candidates will require their Roll Numbers. Following the announcement of the results, a cut-off list for various categories will be published, and candidates who fall within those brackets will be admitted to various courses. For the July Result, see the methods and direct link below.

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