New Delhi  : Discover the latest updates in the eligibility criteria for Assistant Professor recruitment in Indian universities and colleges, as prescribed by the UGC. Stay informed about the new requirements and qualifications.

The latest changes in the eligibility criteria for direct recruitment to the posts of Assistant Professor, as prescribed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in India, are as follows:

Minimum Educational Qualification: Candidates must have completed a postgraduate (PG) degree in the relevant subject with a minimum of 55% marks. The specific subject requirements may vary based on the discipline.

National Eligibility Test (NET) or State Eligibility Test (SET)/State Level Eligibility Test (SLET): Candidates must qualify either the NET conducted by the UGC or the SET/SLET conducted by the respective state government. The NET is applicable for candidates applying to Central Universities and Colleges, while the SET/SLET is applicable for candidates applying to State Universities.

PhD Requirement: The earlier requirement of a PhD degree has been made optional. It means that having a PhD is not mandatory for direct recruitment to the post of Assistant Professor. However, candidates with a PhD may still have an advantage in the selection process.

These changes in the eligibility criteria were officially announced by the UGC and came into effect from July 1, 2023. They are applicable for the recruitment of Assistant Professors in Central and State Universities as well as Colleges.

The new eligibility criteria are applicable to various subjects, including humanities subjects (Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology, Geography, Psychology, etc.), Commerce, Science subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Computer Science, Biotechnology, etc.), Languages (Hindi, English, etc.), and the relevant subjects in Physical Education.

Please note that this information is specific to India and may not be applicable to Assistant Professor positions in other countries.


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