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August 7, 2019

India's University Grants Commission (UGC), asks Universities to Report Recruitment of Faculty, Vacant Posts, Reservations, and Advertisement Details. DEADLINE: 10 AUGUST 2019.

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New Delhi, 31 July 2019 — The University Grants Commission of India (UGC) has, today (31 July 2019), sent a letter to the Vice-Chancellors of all Universities. UGC has asked them to “ensure that the details of all vacant posts, along with the reservations and advertisement details are uploaded” on the website of the National Higher Education Research Center (NHERC).

Earlier, in a bid to address the issue of shortage of quality teaching faculty in higher education institutions, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had issued guidelines for the recruitment of faculty.

The UGC has set a time-frame of six months for the entire recruitment process for the faculties, which includes:

  1. Identification of Vacancies.
  2. Permission for filling up Vacancies.
  3. Release of Advertisement for Vacancies.
  4. Constitution of the Selection Committee.
  5. Fixing of Dates of the Selection Committee Meetings.
  6. Scrutiny of Applications.

UGC Secretary, Rajnish Jain, in his previous (04 June 2019) letter to the Vice-Chancellors, had asked the institutions to comply with the UGC guidelines in letter and spirit and complete the recruitment at the earliest.

Main Points of UGC Guidelines for Recruitment of Faculty in Universities and Colleges:

• HEIs should follow the selection process as per their Acts, Statutes or constituent documents and per 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.

• HEIs should, however, ensure that all the vacant posts, along with the reservations details, are uploaded on the NHERC online portal.

• The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) would do the monitoring of the filling up of the vacancies through the above portal.

• HEIs should initiate and complete the selection process within six months.

• The selection process should be strictly per 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 and as amended from time to time.

• Violations of the Guidelines described above may lead to appropriate action by the UGC against the institution, including withholding the grants.

Source: University Grants Commission, New Delhi.

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• The University Grants Commission of India (UGC) is a statutory body charged with coordination, determination, and maintenance of standards of higher education. It recognizes universities and disburses grants to such recognized universities and colleges.

UPDATE — New Delhi, 07 August 2019.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 10 AUGUST 2019.

The Universities and Colleges may please note that the UGC has today fixed 10 August 2019 as the deadline for filing information on Recruitment of Faculty, Vacant Posts, Reservations, and Advertisement Details.

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• UPDATE — 19 August 2019.

The UGC has, today, sent a letter to the Vice-Chancellors of all higher education institutions funded by the State/UT Governments.

The letter reminds them of the MHRD Office Memorandum dated 17 January 2019. The Memorandum had asked for immediate implementation of Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS’s) for Admission in Higher Educational Institutions per the One Hundred and Third Amendment of the Constitution.

The letter asks the concerned universities to implement the above instructions from the Academic Session 2019-2020 in consultation with the respective State/UT Governments.

Today’s UGC letter, signed by Dr. Dev Swarup, Additional Secretary, has been dispatched to the Vice-Chancellors of the concerned universities, with a copy to their Registrars. It would reach them by 20 August 2019.

Following Vice-Chancellors from Punjab would receive the letter:

Following Registrars from Punjab would receive a copy of the letter sent to their respective Vice-Chancellor:

The UGC letter asks the involved universities to display the implementation of the EWS Scheme on their websites as soon as possible.

Earlier, UGC had sent a copy of the MHRD Memorandum to the States/UTs. They were requested to see that the EWS Reservation becomes operational from the Academic year 2019-2020 in all the higher educational institutions directly or indirectly funded by them.

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