Committee under Arun Nigavekar to examine the PhD-NET qualification norms for entry posts in central varsities and suggest ways to attract, retain talented and quality manpower
A large number of faculty vacancies across central universities and other higher education institutions has forced the Ministry of Human Resources to review the eligibility criteria —PhD and National Eligibility Test (NET) — laid down for the appointment of teachers.
A six-member committee under the chairmanship of ace academician Dr Arun Nigavekar has been constituted for evaluation of qualifications, such as having a PhD and qualifying the NET, for appointment of professors, and accordingly suggest a policy for selection.
The committee's mandate is to examine all issues related to attracting and retaining talented manpower in teaching. It has been directed to submit recommendations within two months. The committee will also review the Academic Performance Indicators (API) criteria introduced a few years ago to assess the eligibility of teachers at the time of appointment and even for promotions.