Attempts by the government of India to impose new rules on centrally funded universities that would restrict academic freedoms and the right to protest or strike are being reversed.
Source: The Indian Express via PwC – EdLive
In keeping with the demand of job aspirations of NET or PhD qualifiers, UGC has launched a dedicated academic job portal enabling candidates to register and create their profile online. The portal, www.ugc.ac.in/jobportal, will facilitate the employers to search and browse academic profile of available candidates and post job vacancies. The HRD Ministry had also strongly advocated for such a website taking in view of the aspirations of the prospective candidates and higher education institutes for an academic job site. “This portal is going to serve the two constituencies namely the job seekers and employers. While it will help students create their academic profile and bring them to the notice of the universities, colleges and other potential employers, it will also enable the employers to post their job vacancies for talent hunt,” said Ved Prakash, Acting Chairman, UGC.
The portal will also provide browsing, searching, filtering of academic profiles created by qualified candidates on a number of parameters. In addition, universities and other institutes as employer can also verify the NET qualified candidates through the same interface.