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New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued guidelines for recruitment of faculty members in institutes of higher education to address the issue of shortage of quality teaching staff in such institutions.
The UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and other measures for the maintenance of standards in Higher Education) Regulations, 2018 provides for minimum qualifications for appointment and other service conditions of University and College teachers and cadres of Librarians, Directors of Physical Education and Sports for maintenance of standards in higher education and revision of pay-scales.
The Commission has the mandate to take steps for the promotion and co-ordination of university education and for determination and maintenance of standards of teaching, examination and research in Universities, Colleges and Institutions deemed to be Universities (i.e. in Higher Educational Institutions or HEIs).
Shortage of quality teaching faculty in HEIs is one amongst the many issues presently confronting the higher education system in the country. This is also affecting the quality of higher education.Therefore, these guidelines should be followed by HEIs to ensure timely filling up of vacant faculty posts with appropriately eligible and competent candidates.
HEIs should follow the selection process as per their Acts, Statutes or constituent documents and in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and other Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education) Regulations, 2018.
HEIs should, however, ensure that all the vacant posts, along with the reservations details, are uploaded on the online portal <https://nherc.in>. The monitoring of the filling up of the vacancies would be done by the MHRD and UGC through this portal.
HEIs should initiate and complete the selection process within a period of 6 months.
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