New Delhi: Government has approved new
regulations for university and college teachers under which
promotion of faculty is linked to their research output.
The HRD Ministry has approved the UGC Regulations for
Minimum Qualification for Appointment of Teachers and Academic
Staff in Universities and Colleges.
The UGC will pass the regulations at its meeting on Monday
and then notify it, official sources said today.
These regulations link performance of teachers to their
promotion. An assistant professor in a university needs to
have at least three publications for being considered for
promotion to the level of associate professor.
Similarly, an assistant professor in a college with just
Masters degree should have three publications to be eligible
for promotion. An assistant professor with Ph.D needs to have
at least one publication in 12 years for getting promotion to
the level of associate professor.
An assistant professor with just MPhil needs to produce
two publications for being considered for promotion to the
next level in a college.
Similarly, an associate professor needs to show at least
five publications for promotion to the level of professor in
both colleges and universities, the regulations said.
The papers should have been published in a referred
journal, it said.
A UGC committee under Prof S P Thyagrajan, former vice
chancellor of Madras University, had prepared the regulations
which were pending before the government.
Besides, the regulations say that there is no need for an
external observer from UGC for cases of promotion to associate
The regulations will apply to nearly five lakh teachers
in universities and colleges across the country.
The Federation of College and University Teacher
Association has objected to certain provisions in the