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UGC Regulations On Minimum Qualifications For Appointment Of Teachers And Other Academic Staff In Universities And Colleges And Measures For The Maintenance Of Standards In Higher Education, 2018.

Constitution of Selection Committees and Guide Liness on Selection Procedure

Selection Committee Composition

I. Assistant Professor in the University:

  • The Selection Committee for the post of Assistant Professor in the University shall consist of the following persons:

    • The Vice Chancellor or his/her nominee, who has at least ten years of experience as Professor, shall be the Chairperson of the Committee.

    • An academician not below the rank of Professor to be nominated by the Visitor/Chancellor, wherever applicable.

    • Three experts in the subject concerned nominated by the Vice Chancellor out of the panel of names approved by the relevant statutory body of the university concerned.

    • Dean of the Faculty concerned, wherever applicable.

    • Head/Chairperson of the Department/School concerned.

    • An academician representing SC/ST/OBC/Minority/Women/Differently-abled categories to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor, if any of the candidates from any of these categories is an applicant and if any of the above members of the se lection committee does not belong to that category.

  • Four members, including two outside subject experts, shall constitute the quorum.

II. Associate Professor in the University:

The Selection Committee for the post of Associate Professor in the University shall consist of the following persons:

  • The Vice Chancellor or his/her nominee, who has at least ten years of experience as Professor, shall be the Chairperson of the Committee.

  • An academician not below the rank of Professor to be nominated by the Visitor/Chancellor, wherever applicable.

  • Three experts in the subject concerned nominated by the Vice Chancellor out of the panel of names approved by the relevant statutory body of the university concerned.

  • Dean of the Faculty concerned, wherever applicable.

  • Head/Chairperson of the Department/School concerned.

  • An academician representing SC/ST/OBC/Minority/Women/Differently-abled categories, if any of candidates belonging to any of these categories is the applicant, to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor, if any of the above members of the selection committee does not belong to that category.

  • At least four members, including two outside subject experts, shall constitute the quorum.

III. Professor in the University:

  • The Selection Committee for the post of Professor i n the University shall consist of the following persons:

    • Vice-Chancellor who shall be the Chairperson of the Committee.

    • An academician not below the rank of Professor to be nominated by the Visitor/Chancellor, wherever applicable.

    • Three experts in the subject/field concerned to be nominated by the Vice- Chancellor out of the panel of names approved by the relevant statutory body of the university concerned.

    • Dean of the faculty, wherever applicable.

    • Head/Chairperson of the Department/School.

    • An academician belonging to the SC/ST/OBC/Minority/Women/Differently-abled categories, if any of the candidates representing these categories is the applicant, to be nominated by the Vice- Chancellor, if any of the above members of the selection committee does not belong to that category.

  • At least four members, including two outside subject experts, shall constitute the quorum.

IV. Senior Professor:

  • The Selection Committee for the post of Senior Professor in the University shall consist of the following persons:

    • Vice Chancellor who shall be the Chairperson of the Committee.

    • An academician not below the rank of Senior Profess or/Professor with minimum ten years’ experience who is the nominee of the Visitor/Chancellor, wherever applicable.

    • Three experts not below the rank of a Senior Professor/Professor with a minimum of ten years’ experience in the subject/field concerned nominated by the Vice-Chancellor out of the panel of names approved by the relevant statutory body of the university.

    • Dean (not below the rank of Senior Professor/Professor with minimum ten years’ experience) of the faculty, wherever applicable.

    • Head/Chairperson (not below the rank of Senior Professor/Professor with minimum ten years’ experience) or Senior-most Professor (not below the rank of Senior Professor/Professor, with a minimum of ten years’ experience) of the Department/school.

    • An academician (not below the rank of a Senior Professor/Professor with minimum ten years’ experience) representing SC/ST/OBC/Minority/Women/Differently-abled categories, if any of candidates representing these categories is the applicant, to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor, if any of the above members of the selection committee do not belong to that category.

  • Four members, including two outside subject experts, shall constitute the quorum.

V. Assistant Professor in Colleges, including Private and Constituent Colleges:

(a). The Selection Committee for the post of Assistant Professor in Colleges, including Private and constituent Colleges shall consist of the following persons:

  • Chairperson of the Governing Body of the college or his/her nominee from amongst the members of the Governing body, who shall be the Chairperson of the Committee.

  • The Principal of the College.

  • Head of the Department/Teacher-incharge of the subject concerned in the College.

  • Two nominees of the Vice-Chancellor of the affiliating university, of whom one should be a subject-expert.

  • In case of colleges notified/declared as a minority educational institution, two nominees of the Chairperson of the college from out of a panel of five names, preferably from the minority community, recommended by the Vice-Chancellor of the affiliating university, from the list of experts suggested by the relevant statutory body of the college, of whom one should be a subject-expert.

  • Two subject-experts not connected with the college who shall be nominated by the Chairperson of the College governing body out of a panel of five names recommended by the Vice-Chancellor from the list of subject experts approved by the relevant statutory body of the university concerned. In case of colleges notified/declared as minority educational Institutions, two subject experts not connected with the University nominated by the Chairperson of the Governing Body of the College out of the panel of five names, preferably from the minority communities, recommended by the V ice-Chancellor from the list of subject experts approved by the relevant statutory body of the College.

  • An academician representing SC/ST/OBC/Minority/Wome n/Differently-abled categories, if any of candidates belonging to any of these categories is the applicant, to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, if any of the above members of the selection committee does not belong to that category.

(b) Five members, including two outside subject expert s, shall constitute the quorum.

V. Assistant Professor in Colleges, including Private and Constituent Colleges:

(a) The Selection Committee for the post of Assistant Professor in Colleges, including Private and constituent Colleges shall consist of the following persons:

  • Chairperson of the Governing Body of the college or his/her nominee from amongst the members of the Governing body, who shall be the Ch airperson of the Committee.

  • The Principal of the College.

  • Head of the Department/Teacher-incharge of the subject concerned in the College.

  • Two nominees of the Vice-Chancellor of the affiliating university, of whom one should be a subject-expert.

  • In case of colleges notified/declared as a minority educational institution, two nominees of the Chairperson of the college from out of a panel of five names, preferably from the minority community, recommended by the Vice-Chancellor of the affiliating university, from the list of experts suggested by the relevant statutory body of the college, of whom one should be a subject-expert.

  • Two subject-experts not connected with the college who shall be nominated by the Chairperson of the College governing body out of a panel of five names recommended by the Vice-Chancellor from the list of subject experts approved by the relevant statutory body of the university concerned. In case of colleges notified/declared as minority educational Institutions, two subject experts not connected with the University nominated by the Chairperson of the Governing Body of the College out of the panel of five names, preferably from the minority communities, recommended by the V ice-Chancellor from the list of subject experts approved by the relevant statutory body of the College.

  • An academician representing SC/ST/OBC/Minority/Woe n/Differently-abled categories, if any of candidates belonging to any of these categories is the applicant, to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, if any of the above members of the selection committee does not belong to that category.

(b) Five members, including two outside subject expert s, shall constitute the quorum.

VI. Associate Professor in Colleges, including Private and Constituent Colleges

(a) The Selection Committee for the post of Associate Professor in Colleges including Private and Constituent Colleges, shall consist of the following persons:

  • The Chairperson of the Governing Body or his/her nominee, from amongst the members of the Governing body, who shall be the Chairperson of th e Selection Committee.

  • The Principal of the College.

  • The Head of the Department/Teacher-In charge of the concerned subject from the college.

  • Two University representatives nominated by the Vic e-Chancellor, one of whom shall be the Dean of College Development Council or equivalent position in the University, and the other must be expert in the concerned subject.

  • In case of Colleges notified/declared as minority educational institutions, two nominees of the Chairperson of the College from out of a panel of five names, preferably from minority communities, recommended by the Vice- Chancellor of the affiliating university from the list of experts suggested by the relevant statutory body of the college of whom one should be a subject expert.

  • Two subject-experts not connected with the college to be nominated by the Chairperson of the governing body of the college out of a panel of five names recommended by the Vice Chancellor from the list of subject experts approved by the relevant statutory body of the university concerned. In ca se of colleges notified/declared as minority education al Institutions, two subject experts not connected with the University nominated by the Chairperson of the College Governing Body out of the panel of five names, preferably from minority communities, recommended by the Vice Chancellor from the list of subject experts approved by the relevant statutory body.

  • An academician belonging to the SC/ST/OBC/Minority/Women/Differently-abled categories, if any of candidates belonging to these categories is the applicant, to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, if any of the above members of the selection committee does not belong to that category.

(b) The quorum for the meeting shall be five, including two subject experts.

VII. Professor in Colleges, including Private and Constituent College

(a) The Selection Committee for the post of Professor i n Colleges including Private and Constituent Colleges shall consist of the following persons:

  • The Chairperson of the Governing Body or his/her nominee, from amongst the members of the Governing body, who shall be the Chairperson of the Selection Committee.

  • The Principal of the College.

  • The Head of the Department/Teacher-In charge of the concerned subject from the college not below the rank of Professor.

  • Two University representatives not below the rank of Professor nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, one of whom shall be the Dean of College Development Council or equivalent position in the University, and the other must be expert in the concerned subject. In case of Colleges notified/declared as minority educational institutions, two nominees, not below the rank of Professor, of the Chairperson of the College from out of a panel of five names, preferably from minority communities, recommended by the Vice-Chancellor of the affiliating university from the list of experts suggested by the relevant statutory body of the college of whom one should be a subject expert.

  • Two subject-experts not connected with the college to be nominated by the Chairperson of the governing body of the college out of a panel of five names recommended by the Vice Chancellor from the list of subject experts approved by the relevant statutory body of the university concerned. In ca se of colleges notified/declared as minority education al Institutions, two subject experts not connected with the University nominated by the Chairperson of the College Governing Body out of the panel of five names, preferably from minority communities, recommended by the Vice Chancellor from the list of subject experts approved by the relevant statutory body.

  • An academician not below the rank of Professor belonging to the SC/ST/OBC/Minority/Women/Differently-abled categories, if any of candidates belonging to these categories is the applicant, to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, if any of the above members of the selection committee does not belong to that category.

(b) The quorum for the meeting shall be five, including two subject experts.

VIII. College Principal and Professor

A. Selection Committee:

  • Five members, including two experts, shall constitute the quorum.

  • All the selection procedures of the selection committee shall be completed on the day/last day of the selection committee meeting itself, wherein, minute s are recorded along with the scoring Proforma and recommendation made on the basis of merit with the list of selected and waitlisted candidates/Panel of names in order of merit, duly signed by all members of the selection committee.

  • The term of appointment of the College Principal shall be five years, with eligibility for reappointment for one more term only after an assessment by a Committee appointed by the University as per the composition given in sub-clause (B) of 5.1 (VIII)

  • After the completion of his/her term as Principal, the incumbent shall join back his/her parent organisation with the designation as Professor and in the grade of the Professor.

B. Committee for Assessment of College Principal and Professor for Second Term:

The Committee for assessment to the post of College Principal for second term shall have the following composition:

  • Nominee of the Vice-Chancellor of the affiliating University.

  • Nominee of the Chairman, University Grants Commission.

The nominees shall be nominated from the Principals of the Colleges with Excellence/College with Potential of Excellence/Autonomous College/NAAC Grade ‘A’ accredited colleges.

IX. Selection Committees for the posts of Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors of Physical Education and Sports, Librarians, Deputy Librarians and Assistant Librarians shall be the same as that of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor, respectively, except that in Library and Physical Education and Sports or Sports Administration, respectively, practicing Librarian/Director Physical Education and Sports, as case may be, shall be associated with the Selection Committee as one of the subject experts.

X. The “Screening-cum-Evaluation Committee” for CAS promotion of Assistant Professors/equivalent cadres in Librarians/Physical Education and Sports from one level to the other higher level shall consist of:

For University teachers:

  • The Vice-Chancellor or his/her nominee shall be the Chairperson of the Committee;

  • The Dean of the Faculty concerned;

  • The Head of the Department/Chairperson of the School;

  • One subject expert in the subject concerned nominated by the Vice-Chancellor from the University panel of experts.

For College teacher:

  • The Principal of the college;

  • Head/Teacher-Incharge of the department concerned from the college;

  • Two subject experts in the subject concerned nominated by the Vice Chancellor from the university panel of experts;

For University Assistant Librarian:

  • The Vice-Chancellor shall be the Chairperson of the Committee;

  • The Dean of the Faculty concerned;

  • The Librarian, University Library; and

  • One expert who is a working Librarian nominated by the Vice-Chancellor from the University panel of experts.

For College Assistant Librarian:

  • The Principal shall be the Chairperson of the Committee;

  • The Librarian, University Library;

  • Two experts who are working Librarians nominated by the Vice-Chancellor from the University panel of experts.

For University Assistant Director, Physical Education and Sports:

  • The Vice-Chancellor shall be the Chairperson of the Committee;

  • The Dean of the Faculty concerned;

  • The University Director, Physical Education and Sports;

  • One expert in Physical Education and Sports Administration from University system nominated by the Vice-Chancellor from the University panel of experts.

For College Director, Physical Education and Sports:

  • The Principal shall be the Chairperson of the Committee

  • The University Director, Physical Education and Sports

  • Two experts in Physical Education and Sports Administration from University system nominated by the Vice-Chancellor from the University panel of experts.

Note: The quorum for these committees in all categories shall be three which will include one subject expert/university nominee.

Selection of Pro-Vice Chancellor/Vice - Chancellor of Universities:

Pro-Vice-Chancellor:

  • The Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Executive Council on the recommendation of the Vice - Chancellor.

  • It shall be the prerogative of the Vice-Chancellor to recommend a person to be the Pro-Vice-Chancellor to the Executive Council. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall hold office for a period, which is co-terminus with that of the Vice-Chancellor.

Vice Chancellor:

  • A person possessing the highest level of competence, integrity, morals and institutional commitment is to be appointed as Vice-Chancellor. The person to be a appointed as a Vice-Chancellor should be a distinguished academician, with a minimum of ten years’ of experience as Professor in a University or ten years’ of experience in a reputed research and/or academic administrative organisation with proof of having demonstrated academic leadership.

  • The selection for the post of Vice-Chancellor should be through proper identification by a Panel of 3 - 5 persons by a Search-cum-Selection-Committee, through a public notification or nomination or a talent search process or a combination thereof. The member s of such Search-cum-Selection Committee shall be persons’ of eminence in the sphere of higher education and shall not be connected in any manner with the University concerned or its colleges. While preparing the panel, the Search cum-Selection Committee shall give proper weightage to the academic excellence, exposure to the higher education system in the country and abroad, and adequate experience in academic and administrative governance, to be given in writing along with the panel to be submitted to the Visitor/Chancellor. One member of the Search cum- Selection Committee shall be nominated by the Chairman, University Grants Commission, for selection of Vice Chancellors of State, Private and Deemed to be Universities.

  • The Visitor/Chancellor shall appoint the Vice Chancellor out of the Panel of names recommended by the Search-cum-Selection Committe.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 16, 2018

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