The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued guidelines for
recruitment of faculty members in institutes of higher education to
address the issue of shortage of quality teaching staff in such
The UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of
Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and other
measures for the maintenance of standards in Higher Education)
Regulations, 2018 provides for minimum qualifications for appointment
and other service conditions of University and College teachers and
cadres of Librarians, Directors of Physical Education and Sports for
maintenance of standards in higher education and revision of pay-scales.
Commission has the mandate to take steps for the promotion and
co-ordination of university education and for determination and
maintenance of standards of teaching, examination and research in
Universities, Colleges and Institutions deemed to be Universities (i.e.
in Higher Educational Institutions or HEIs).
Shortage of quality
teaching faculty in HEIs is one amongst the many issues presently
confronting the higher education system in the country. This is also
affecting the quality of higher education.Therefore, these guidelines
should be followed by HEIs to ensure timely filling up of vacant faculty
posts with appropriately eligible and competent candidates.
should follow the selection process as per their Acts, Statutes or
constituent documents and in accordance with the University Grants
Commission (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other
Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and other Measures for the
Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education) Regulations, 2018.
should, however, ensure that all the vacant posts, along with the
reservations details, are uploaded on the online portal at https://nherc.in. The monitoring of the filling up of the
vacancies would be done by the MHRD and UGC through this portal.
HEIs should initiate and complete the selection process within a period of 6 months.
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