Treating department, not university, as unit for SC, ST, OBC reservations will defeat the purpose of the policy
The new reservation formula is in response to a direction of the Allahabad High Court in April 2017. Hearing a case on teachers’ recruitment at the Banaras Hindu University, the court said each department, rather than the entire university, should be treated as the “unit” on which reservations are based.
Teachers are also worried as PhD has been made compulsory for a promotion to associate professor post, and to move to a level 12 pay grade (increment on basic pay from Rs 7,000-8,000).
The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) Thursday protested outside the UGC office against the “negative recommendations of the Seventh Pay Revision Notification”.
Professor Rajnish Jain of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyala is the front-runner for the job. Jain is the director of Institute of Management Studies at the University.
The UGC has received 103 applications including JNU and Delhi University for IoE status.
The contract will be initially for a duration of six months and may be extended later on.
In Bengaluru, Christ University will now be known as only “Christ”, and Jain University has been renamed “Jain”.
Universities either accredited by NAAC with a score of at least 3.5 or ranked in the top 50 institutions of National Institutions Ranking Framework (NIRF) for two consecutive years will be parked in ‘Category I’.
UGC Chairman: NAAC director, Professor DP Singh, has been appointed as UGC’s new chairman.
UGC HRD: By March-April 2018, 20 institutions will be accorded the eminence status with a mandate to achieve the world-class status over a period of 10 years.
The new advertisement has set a month’s deadline to accept applications for the vice chairman’s post. UGC also does not have a regular chairman.
The Commission directed varsities to engage students in events like the reading of the preamble in morning assemblies and organising lectures on fundamental duties.
JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Allahabad Agricultural Institute (AAI), Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE), Rajasthan and Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation, Tamil Nadu are under a probe.
The Armed Forces Flag Day falls on December 7 and the defence ministry had sent a communication to the UGC on the need to promote this event.