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PhD mandatory for direct recruitment of teachers in universities

Published on Jun 14 2018 | Updated on Jun 14 2018
PhD mandatory for direct recruitment of teachers in universities
PhD degree has been made mandatory for direct recruitment to the post of assistant professors in universities from 2021-22, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday.However, masters degree with National Eligibility Test (NET) or PhD would continue to be the minimum eligibility criteria for direct recruitment in colleges, a senior official said.
Announcing the new regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Javadekar said Academic Performance Indicators (API), resisted by many as research was made compulsory for college teachers, has been scrapped so that they can focus on teaching.

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