PhD not mandatory for Assistant Professor posts, says UGC Chairman

University Grants Commission, UGC Chairman Prof. M Jagadesh Kumar on Friday said PhD is not mandatory for Assistant professor jobs! Inaugurating the UGC-HRDC building at Osmania University (OU) campus, UGC Chief said that the UGC NET qualified candidates can apply for the Assitant Professor recruitment in universities and colleges.

As the latest update comes into effect, Candidates will not be required to pursue Ph.D. for Assitant professor jobs. UGC NET will act as the eligibility criteria. An official notice in this regard is not released as of now, candidates are advised to keep checking the UGC’as website or the official social media handles for the latest updates.

As of now, a Ph.D. is required for recruitment as a regular professor or associate professor.

The new criteria for Assitant professor recruitment will be relieving for thousands of applicants. UGC is expected to share a detailed set of information regarding the same.

Candidates having a postgraduate degree and UGC NET qualification will be able to apply for the Assistant Professor jobs across the Colleges and universities in the country. Further details will be made available once the official notice is out.

The UGC Chairman further informed in his address at Osmania University that a one nation-one data portal will be developed and the UGC guidelines will be uploaded on it.

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