UGC makes NET, SET, SLET mandatory for direct recruitment of assistant professors in universities, colleges

The announcement on the minimum qualifications required for the appointment of assistant professor has come into effect from July 1.


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Arpita Das | July 5, 2023 | 10:00 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently announced that the National Eligibility Test (NET), State Eligibility Test (SET) and State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) will be the minimum criteria for direct recruitment to the post of assistant professor in all universities and colleges.

The announcement of the revised regulations made by UGC on the minimum qualifications for the appointment of teachers and academic staff has come into effect from July 1, 2023.

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UGC's notice reads: "NET/SET/SLET shall be the minimum criteria for the direct recruitment to the post of Assistant Professor for all Higher Education Institutions."

The amendment replaces the previous sub-regulation of UGC. This amendment aims to maintain and enhance the standards of education in higher education institutions by ensuring that candidates have cleared the necessary eligibility tests for the role of assistant professor.

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The amended regulations will play a crucial role in streamlining the recruitment process and ensuring that only deserving candidates are appointed as assistant professors. It will further strengthen the credibility and quality of higher education, aligning with the UGC's vision for maintaining educational standards at universities and colleges.

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