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Is Ph.D. really Mandatory for University Teacher & Professor Post? – New Govt Rule

A PhD qualification is the best benefit an academic who is aspiring be blessed with. The PhD degree will enhance your ability...

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This article writter by Sourav Bio on January 06, 2022

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Is Ph.D. really Mandatory for University Teacher & Professor Post? – New Govt Rule
Is Ph.D. really Mandatory for University Teacher & Professor Post? – New Govt Rule

PhD Mandatory for University Teacher & Professor Post – New Govt Regulation

A PhD qualification is the best benefit an academic who is aspiring be blessed with. The PhD degree will enhance your ability to comprehend and resolve problems, increase your confidence, become more effective at communicating, and acquire skills that can result in a better job, even in areas other than academics.

A doctoral certificate isn’t only a ticket to an endless world of research and fresh knowledge, but it’s an asset that can increase the chances of being paid more in more rewarding job opportunities. It’s an investment and a proof of one’s skills and abilities which can provide them with an edge on an employment market.

It’s a foundation that could lead to publication of papers, the grant awards and other forms of recognition from your colleagues. In addition, and more importantly it is soon to become a UGC requirements for teachers in universities.

In the past, at the entry-level the minimum requirement for assistant professors was that they completed the National Eligibility Test (NET) and possess at least a Masters degree. However, as per the draft policy document that was discovered by Hindustan Times, a PhD is now required.

It is essential to be able to teach at the university level starting beginning in 2021 as well as for assistant professors, the initial qualification for university instructors.

The chairman of the review committee of the seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) and the chairman currently of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) VS Chauhan, that NET is the minimum eligibility requirements is essential for a multi-cultural nation due to the many subjects.

Teachers will also go through an obligatory, one-month induction program prior to starting their job as well as being required spend two hours each week to coach students in extra-curricular activities.

In addition to the new qualification and eligibility requirements to be a teacher, UGC is also planning to launch an Academic Performance Indicator and will also implement a an easier evaluation system that will facilitate the process. The promotion of associate professors will be dependent on teaching-metrics, whereas at universities, it will be based on the merits that of teaching and research.

“The Seventh Pay Commission had recommended that PhD should be the minimum eligibility for recruitment at universities. After much consideration, it was decided that it should be applicable from 2021. NET as the minimum eligibility criteria is important for a diverse country and as there are so many different subjects,” said VS Chauhan who was chair of the review committee during the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) and currently serves as the chairman of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

“I am unaware as to what has prompted these changes. I am sure that there must be some wisdom behind them,” said Dinesh Singh the former Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University.

Singh stated that it was ironic that, since it’s not among the Top 500 globally, the University of Delhi will, effectively cannot employ the PhDs of its students, and have them pass the NET. “I have first-hand knowledge of so many doctoral students of the universities whose doctoral work have been deemed outstanding at the global level and have been published in outstanding research journals. Such PhDs will be humiliated by making them take the NET exam,” he added.

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