UGC proposes 20% faculty in Central Universities from other states

Create: 02/01/2012 - 16:01

The
University Grants Commission has mooted that 20 per cent of faculty
posts in Central Universities should be filled from candidates from states other than where these institutions are located.

The step
would not just allow faculty mobility but will also promote national
integration and check regionalism. The
commission is also planning incentives for universities which adopt this
proposal and ensure diversity in faculty population.

“Recruitment of faculty should not be entirely
from products of the same university; on the contrary, at least 20 per cent of
the faculty should be from other states,” the proposal adds.

Another
proposal of the apex regulator moots reserving 20 per cent of seats in Central
Varsities for students from states other than where these institutions are
located.

UGC has also
proposed the creation of an Office of International Relations and Foreign
Student Facilitation Centres in each of them to facilitate foreign students’
enrollment.

The
universities may also be given funds to construct hostels to house international
students; the only clause being there must be a minimum of 50 foreign students
at each university.

[Source: The
Asian Age
]

 

 

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