The decision is being taken so that professionals who do not have PhDs can be appointed as assistant professors across universities in India.
University Grants Commission (UGC) chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar said that a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is not mandatory for recruitment to the posts of Assistant Professors in central universities. Speaking at the inauguration of the newly constructed UGC-HRDC building on the Osmania University (OU) campus, Kumar added that a qualification in the Commission’s National Eligibility Test (NET) would be sufficient for it, reported Telangana Today.
The decision is being taken so that professionals who do not have PhDs can be appointed as assistant professors across universities in India. Additionally, the move also aims to provide opportunities to experts who want to teach in universities but can’t as they do not have a PhD degree.
M Jagadesh Kumar said that a one nation-one data portal is being developed, which will offer all UGC guidelines and other important details to candidates. Kumar further stated that quality education will be extended directly to students via the National Digital University from the next academic year.
Source : News18