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Applicability Date Of PhD As Necessary Qualification For Assistant Professors Prolonged


UGC extends date of applicability of PhD as necessary qualification for asst prof recruitment

New Delhi:

The College Grants Fee on Tuesday prolonged the date of applicability of PhD as a compulsory qualification for direct recruitment of assistant professors in universities in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The College Grants Fee (UGC), in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, has determined to increase the date of applicability of PhD as necessary qualification for direct recruitment of Assistant Professors in Departments of Universities from July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2023,” an official assertion mentioned.

“The modification shall be referred to as UGC (Minimal {Qualifications} for Appointment of Academics and Different Tutorial Workers in Universities and Schools and Measures for the Upkeep of Requirements in Larger Training), Modification Regulation, 2021,” it mentioned.

The Delhi College Academics” Affiliation (DUTA) welcomed the transfer.

DUTA president Rajib Ray mentioned the event comes as an enormous aid for adhoc academics working in college departments.

“This can be a massive victory for DUTA as its well timed intervention and pursuance compelled the UGC to concede to this demand. The DUTA first highlighted this subject with the UGC on August 14 after which met UGC officers on September 15. The Delhi College (DU) should instantly subject a corrigendum to the commercial to allow all to use for the posts marketed in numerous departments,” he mentioned.

The DU had marketed for 251 posts.

DUTA treasurer Abha Dev Habib mentioned the academics” physique had argued for leisure in all these clauses pertaining to appointment and promotions which made PhD necessary in view of the pandemic.
“We hope for the same aid in case of promotions,” she mentioned.

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