In a major move to give chances to professionals and experts, the University Grants Commission (UGC) is doing away with the compulsory Ph.D. requirement to teach in central universities. UGC has created special positions for experts like -professor of practice and associate professor of practice. It will permit the experts to grab the opportunity to teach in international relations.
The UGC chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar has given the statement: Many professionals want to teach. There might be experts who have implemented big projects and have a great experience, or they can be good musicians or dancers. But with the present rules, we cannot appoint professionals.
Therefore, M Jagadesh Kumar has decided that special positions will be developed for the experts. He added: There would be no requirement for a Ph.D., the expert just needed demonstrated experience to teach the subject they are applying for.
Depending upon the institution’s requirements and experts, the positions can be temporary or permanent. Experts who have the expertise and are 69, can also work as part-time or full-time faculty and can continue working till 65.
Vice-chancellors of central universities with a UGC chairperson, Kumar have come to a decision that they will set up a committee to start the work on the teacher’s appointment amendments and regulations. The meeting was conducted to discuss the success seen in the implementation of the NEP (National Educational Policy).
The UGC has also decided to plan a centralized portal that can easily streamline, plan and ensure that teacher’s appointments are going-on without delay.