UGC to relax rules for selection of heads in state universities

Dec 22, 2012 by

Source: The Times of India via PwC – EdLive

It has decided to relax norms for selecting vice chancellors in state universities. UGC said, “The move followed requests from several state governments to ease the standards. The selections norms prescribed by the UGC will not be mandatory for state-run universities. UGC has mentioned recently that, it is the responsibility of the state to maintain quality and transparency in the selection process. The present UGC norms insist that a VC candidate should be an academician with a minimum of 10 years experience as professor in a university system or 10 years of experience in an equivalent position in a reputed research and/or academic administrative organisation. With the recent move, these norms will no more be mandatory.