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The Times of India | Piyush Bhusari | TNN | Dec 6, 2016 |

KOLHAPUR: The University Grants Commission (UGC) in one of the important decisions has said that a college principal can get one more term after completion of his/her five-year tenure, following the constitution of the external peer review committee.   In its notice on November 29, it said, “The term of appointment of the college principal shall be five years with eligibility for re-appointment for one more term, only after a similar selection process, which shall take into account an external peer review, its recommendations, and its outcomes. The framework of the external peer review shall be specified by the UGC.”   It said UGC regulations on (Minimum qualifications for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges and measures for the maintenance of standards in higher education) Regulations, 2010 dated June 30, 2010, were notified on September 18, 2010. It said that clauses 5.6.1 (d) of these regulations have been amended.

The circular from UGC secretary Jaspal Sandhu added that the matter was considered by the commission in its meeting held on November 15, 2016, and as per the decision of the commission, the constitution of the external peer review committee shall include-nominee of vice-chancellor of the affiliating university and nominee of the chairman, UGC.  It said that the report of the peer review committee shall be the main basis for re-appointment of the principal. –  Courtesy   /   Published on 05/12/2016  :  UGC Notice reg.: Constitution of the External Peer Review Committee for reappointment of College principal


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