The University of Delhi has started the process to make teachers of colleges in its place a professor. Many teachers consider it a gift to start before Diwali. More than four hundred teachers of DU affiliated colleges will become professors, which will also increase the number of students doing research. Not only this, there is also preparation for promotion of senior professor to the professors appointed in DU departments.
According to UGC rules, 6 researchers can do PhD in the context of 1 professor. Then as the seats are empty he can take the students. Not only this, these teachers of colleges will also get the same benefit of salary that the university professor gets.
The number of researchers in DU is small at present. Because most departments enroll researchers according to the number of professors, but with the increase in the number of professors in colleges, seats will now be increased for students of various disciplines for admission to PhD. Not only this, the possibility of opening of related subject departments in colleges has also increased.
Earlier, few teachers were allowed to do research in very few colleges. Not only this, in colleges, the posts of Associate and Assistant Professor were appointed. But now associate professor having prescribed qualification of professor will be promoted to professor.
Dr. Balram Pani, Principal and Dean of Colleges Bhaskacharya College in DU, said that our effort is that if the teacher who fulfills the qualifications prescribed for the professor is going to retire in December, then he should be promoted as Professor in November. Teachers of more than four hundred colleges will get the benefit of becoming professors. The screening process has started. The college committee will be formed and will complete this process. This will increase about two and a half thousand seats for researchers.
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Who will be able to become a college professor
According to UGC rules, only those teachers of the college will become professors who will fulfill the qualification prescribed by UGC. The UGC brought the rules for this in 2018. Under this, publication of research papers, guidance of researchers for PhD and other qualifications. After this the selection committee will decide whether the prescribed teacher has the qualification of professor or not.
What is the situation now
Teachers of all colleges are not able to get PhDs in DU right now, however, teachers who have applied and got permission to get PhD under their direction in DU. He still does PhD. However the number of such teachers is not very high. Earlier, college teachers could not even get PhD.
Appointment of Senior Professor in DU Departments
DU departments will also appoint senior professor after professor. This process is also going to start soon. Approval was received from the Executive Council in 2018 for the appointment of Professor in Colleges and Senior Professors in University Departments.