The National Eligibility Test (NET), State Eligibility Test (SET) or State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) qualification will be the minimum eligibility criteria for direct recruitment of Assistant Professors, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced.
The announcement of the revised regulations made by UGC on the minimum qualifications for the appointment of teachers and academic staff has come into effect from July 1, 2023.
UGC's notice reads, "NET/SET/SLET shall be the minimum criteria for the direct recruitment to the post of Assistant Professor for all Higher Education Institutions." The amendment replaces the previous sub-regulation of UGC. This amendment aims to maintain and enhance the standards of education in higher education institutions by ensuring that candidates have cleared the necessary eligibility tests for the role of assistant professor.
These regulations are now 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) (2nd Amendment) Regulations, 2023.”