NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has made a crucial decision to form a committee in order to enhance the standard of higher education and look for violations of the rules related teacher appointment.
On the other hand, the decision was made on April 24, 2023, at the Commission's 568th Meeting. The chairman of the UGC, M. Jagadesh Kumar, emphasised the critical role that higher education institutions play in developing thinkers and advancing society.
Additionally, the committee will uphold standards when choosing teachers and conferring research degrees. The action was initiated as a result of several instances of faculty appointment violations being reported.
Specifically, the University Grants Commission (UGC) Regulations on Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and Other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education, 2018, and the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedures for Award of Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2022, have been put into place to ensure the quality of teachers and research degrees.
In addition to verifying documents and gathering data regarding the appointment and award of PhD degrees, the committee chosen to select a small number of institutions will also determine whether the procedure for the appointment of teachers and the awarding of PhD degrees complies with UGC regulations, and will recommend appropriate action in the event that it does not.
Meanwhile, UGC Chairman, Prof M. Jagadesh Kumar stated that Higher education institutions (HEIs) have a well-known role in cultivating thinkers and transferring knowledge for the advancement of the country. The UGC, which has the responsibility to promote and coordinate university education, occasionally announces rules to guarantee the calibre of the lecturers and the calibre of research degrees, among other things.
According UGC Official notification ,” These Regulations may be called 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.”
It further added, “The Minimum Qualifications for appointment and other service conditions of University and College
teachers, Librarians, and Directors of Physical Education and Sports as a measure for the maintenance of
standards in higher education, shall be as provided in the Annexure to these Regulations.”