Now PHD is not necessary for the post of Assistant Professor in universities, know the new rule of UGC


New Delhi. There is news of relief for the students who want to become Assistant Professor in College or University. University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman M Jagadish Kumar told that under the new rules, PhD is not necessary to become an assistant professor in any college.

PhD will not be mandatory for recruitment to the posts of Assistant Professor in universities and colleges. For this now only qualification in UGC National Eligibility Test i.e. UGC NET will be considered sufficient.

UGC Rules applicable in all colleges

Earlier, PhD degree was mandatory for teaching in universities, but now the new rule will give relief to the students. The UGC Chairman informed that a nation-one data portal is being developed, which will have all the UGC guidelines and other details. He also informed that from the next academic year, along with the traditional method of education, quality education will be delivered directly to the students through the National Digital University.

6 years for PhD

Recently, new rules were implemented by UGC regarding PhD course. Under the new rule, candidates will be given a maximum of six years from the date of admission for PhD. Candidates will be given a maximum of two more years through re-registration. The UGC chairman had informed about this.

Explain that under the new rule, PhD has been banned from online or distance learning. Earlier, before submitting the thesis, the researcher had to publish at least two research papers. Now it has been exempted in the new rules of PhD. The compulsion to publish two research papers during the process of research has been done away with.


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