No second appointment for vice chancellors in same university

Last Updated: Monday, October 5, 2009 - 17:22

New Delhi: The term of vice chancellors
should not be more than five years or they should not exceed
the age of 70 years, according to the UGC which has unveiled a
draft regulations listing a host of norms regarding services
of the VCs and faculty.

There shall not be a reappointment of the Vice Chancellor
for the second term in the same University. However,
appointment for another term as Vice Chancellor is admissible
in other Central/State University which shall be subject to
the performance evaluation of the candidate.

"The regulations is intended to bring uniformity and
excellence into the system. If accepted, each university will
have uniform system of selection of vice chancellors and
faculty," UGC Secretary R K Chouhan said.

The UGC has sought views of stakeholders like
universities and colleges for implementing such regulations.

As per the draft regulations, the selection of vice
chancellor will be carried out by a search committee which
will be headed by the nominee of the Visitor or Chancellor.

The Vice-Chancellor to be appointed should be a
distinguished academic, with a minimum of 10 years experience
as Professor in a University system or 10 years experience in
an equivalent position in a reputed research and/or academic
administrative organisation.

Besides the nominee of Visitor/Chancellor, the Search
Committee will comprise a nominee of the Chairman of UGC and a
nominee of the Syndicate/Executive Council/Board of Management
of the University.

However, the state and the central universities are
governed by their own Act and Statutes which may not be
conforming to these guidelines.

In these cases, the Universities/State Governments will
have to modify or amend the relevant Act/Statutes of the
Universities concerned within six months of adoption of these
regulations.

According to the regulations, there will be five
non-compounded advance increments at entry level of
recruitment as Assistant Professor to persons possessing Ph.D
degrees.

In order to meet the shortage of teachers in universities
and other teaching institutions, teachers shall also be
re-employed on contract basis beyond the age of sixty five
years up to the age of seventy years.

Re-employment beyond the age of superannuation shall
however, be done selectively, for a limited period of three
years in the first instance and then for another two years,
the regulations said.

"After we get the views of the stakeholders on the
regulations, we will suitably modify it and place before the
commission. Then it will be sent to the HRD Ministry for final
approval," Chouhan said.

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First Published: Monday, October 5, 2009 - 17:22

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