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Govt makes PhD mandatory for varsity teachers

June 14, 2018 05:30 AM

COURSTEY HT JUNE 14

Govt makes PhD mandatory for varsity teachers
NEWDELHI: From 2021, a PhD will be must for teaching at the university level. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has made a PhD degree mandatory for direct recruitment to assistant professors in universities from July 2021.

As first reported by Hindustan Times, teachers will also undergo a mandatory, monthlong induction programme before starting work and also have to devote two hours for mentoring of students for community development/extracurricular activities. The government has also done away with the “controversial” Academic Performance Indicator (API)-based appraisal

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