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IBN Live | Posted on: 11:50 | Jul 24, 2015 | Press Trust of India |

New Delhi: Government on Friday initiated a process to review the selection process for recruitment of teachers in view of large number of vacancies in centrally funded institutes. A committee has been set up under former UGC chairman Arun Nigavekar to evaluate PhD-NET qualifications for appointment of teachers and to accordingly suggest a policy for selections.

As per the UGC guidelines of 2009, National Eligibility Test (NET) or State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) are the minimum eligibility conditions for appointment of assistant professors in colleges and universities. Guidelines were also enforced for PhD qualifications to be eligible for recruitment as teachers. The committee will also take into consideration the problems and issues related to ad-hoc and contractual appointments in central universities and would recommend to resolve them. It has been asked to submit its report within two months. Besides, it would evaluate the Academic Performance Indicator (API) Scheme as regards the entry point and career advancement of teachers by taking into account its criticism and suggest suitable improvements or alternatives, said a government statement. The decision came as a section of PhD aspirants who were affected by the 2009 guidelines, met HRD Minister Smriti Irani earlier in the day, who assured the students of all support. The committee was constituted keeping in mind the larger public interest of attracting and retaining talented and quality manpower and selection of the most meritorious to the teaching profession, the statement added. – Courtesy

Panel to review recruitment of teachers –  New Delhi, July 24, 2015, DHNS –

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Friday initiated a move to formulate a policy for selection and retention of “meritorious” teachers in the higher educational institutions.
In view of the acute shortage of teachers in the universities and colleges, the Ministry set up a 7-member committee to suggest measures to attract qualified and talented teachers.  The committee has been asked to submit its report within two months. The panel, to be headed by former University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman Arun Nigavekar, will suggest the yardstick for evaluation of the PhD degrees of aspirants for selection as teachers. It would also advise what should be the parameters to select assistant professors from the list of those qualifying the national eligibility test conducted for the purpose. – Courtesy

Measures for Selection of the Most Meritorious to Teaching Profession – NITI Central| : Niti PIB Bot July 25, 2015 |

The Central Government and the UGC have laid down various provisions for regulating recruitment of teachers and academic staff in universities and colleges and their career advancement in UGC funded institutions. However, the continuing vacancy position in central government funded institutions is a matter of concern as these universities and colleges have to discharge their role as pace setting institutions in their areas of operation. The Government has also received several petitions regarding the policy for selections to the post of Assistant Professors in Universities and Colleges, including such State higher educational institutions. The UGC has further, in the past, made certain recommendations in the matter.

  The Central Government has, therefore, in the larger public interest of attracting and retaining talented and quality manpower and selection of the most meritorious to the teaching profession, constituted a committee on 24th July, 2015 for the following:

(a) Evaluation of the Academic Performance Indicator (API) Scheme as regards the entry point and career advancement of teachers by taking into account its criticism and suggest suitable improvements/alternatives.

  (b) Evaluation of Ph.D-NET qualifications for entry of teachers and to accordingly suggest a policy for selections.

  (c) Consideration of the problems and issues related to Ad-hoc and Contractual appointments in Central Universities and recommendations to resolve them.

  The Committee is chaired by Prof. Arun Nigavekar, former Chairman, UGC. The Committee Members are Shri Sumit Bose, former Secretary, Government of India, Prof.Sunil Gupta, former Vice-Chancellor, Himachal Pradesh University, Prof. B. Thimme Gowda, former Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore University, Prof. Ashwini Kumar Mohapatra, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Shri S. S. Sandhu, Joint Secretary, MHRD (as the Member-Convener).   The Committee has be  en asked to submit its report within a period of two months from the date of its constitution i.e 24th July, 2015 – Courtesy

Centre sets up committee to attract talented teachers – Zee News | Friday, July 24, 2015 |

New Delhi: The HRD ministry on Friday set up a committee to attract and retain talented teachers in the central government funded educational institutions to combat the problem of teacher vacancies. The committee will also be responsible for “selection of the most meritorious to the teaching profession”.”The continuing vacancies in central government funded institutions is a matter of concern as these universities and colleges have to discharge their role as pace setting institutions in their areas of operation,” the Human Resource Development Ministry said in a statement.The government has also received several petitions regarding the policy for selections to the post of assistant professors in universities and colleges, including such state higher educational institutions.

“The central government has, therefore, in the larger public interest of attracting and retaining talented and quality manpower and selection of the most meritorious to the teaching profession, constituted a committee on July 24,” it said. The committee would evaluate the Academic Performance Indicator (API) scheme as regards the entry point and career advancement of teachers by taking into account its criticism and suggest suitable improvements/alternatives. “(It would also do) evaluation of Ph.D-NET qualifications for entry of teachers and accordingly suggest a policy for selections, consideration of the problems and issues related to ad-hoc and contractual appointments in central universities and recommendations to resolve them,” the statement said. The committee will be chaired by former University Grants Commission (UGC) chief Arun Nigavekar. “The committee has been asked to submit its report within a period of two months from the date of its constitution,” the statement said. A total of 6,251 teachers` posts are lying vacant in the 39 central universities under the purview of the UGC. HRD Minister Smriti Irani, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on July 23 last year, said: “The total number of sanctioned teaching posts available in 39 central universities under the purview of the UGC is 16,692, of which 6,251 posts are vacant.” : IANS  – Courtesy


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