The University Grants Commission on 31st July, 2023 has issued 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) (3rd Amendment) Regulations, 2023.
No person shall be appointed to the post of University and College teacher, Librarian, or Director of Physical Education and Sports, in any university or in any of the institutions including constituent or affiliated colleges or in an institution deemed to be a University if such person does not fulfill the requirements as to the qualifications for the appropriate post as provided in these Regulations.
The criteria for promotions under Career Advancement Scheme laid down under these Regulations shall be effective from the date of notification of these Regulations. However, to avoid hardship to those faculty members who have already qualified or are likely to qualify within six months (till 17th January, 2019) as per the UGC Regulations on 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, 2010, a choice may be given to them either, for being considered for promotions under the 2010 or 2018 Regulations. This option can be exercised only up to 31st December 2023 and the date of eligibility shall be retained as the date of promotion. On the date of submission of the application, the candidate should fulfil all eligibility criteria required for promotion.