Are reservation rules not being followed in professor recruitment without UGC NET, teachers protest

Are reservation rules not being followed in professor recruitment without UGC NET, teachers protest

Teachers' forum Forum of Academics for Social Justice has opposed the appointment of Professor of Practice on reserved posts. Forum President Hansraj Suman says that due to the new rules for appointment of Professor of Practice, the reservation policy of the Government of India in central, state and deemed universities is being disregarded. For this, the Forum has written a letter to the University Grants Commission (UGC) demanding that in the departments of universities where candidates from reserved categories are to be appointed to the posts, professors should not be appointed through the new rules Professor of Practice (POP). A demand has also been made to issue a circular for this.

Let us tell you that Professor of Practice scheme has been brought by UGC to link the education with skills in the colleges and universities of the country. Industry and experts are being brought into educational institutions through the recruitment of Professor of Practice. CEOs and MDs of various companies are also applying for this recruitment. Under this scheme, one can become a professor directly without doing UGC NET or PhD. In the National Education Policy 2020, emphasis has been laid on linking higher education with skill best education. Therefore, UGC wants to improve its level by providing entry of practitioners, policy makers and skill professionals in higher education through POP. Professionals and industry experts from various fields will teach as professors.

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Know what are the rules of Professor of Practice (POP)

Persons who have expertise in their particular profession with at least 15 years of service or experience will be eligible for 'Professors of Practice'. These should not be teachers. As per University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines, experts from fields such as engineering, science, media, literature, entrepreneurship, social sciences, fine arts, civil services and armed forces will be eligible for appointment under this category. For this, UGC NET or PhD degree is not required. The basis of appointment will be only professional experience.

The POP contract may initially be for up to one year. The maximum period of service of a POP in an institution should not exceed three years and in exceptional cases it may be extended by one year. In no case should the total service period exceed four years.

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