INDIA: Professors must work 40 hours a week

Professors and university lecturers must clock up 40 hours a week, reports The Times of India. It is also mandatory for them to be 'physically' available on campus for at least five hours a day. India's University Grants Commission has set the academic workload at all universities in new regulations.

The new rules are set in the Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education Regulations 2009.

The commission ruled that the workload of university teachers in full employment should not be less than 40 hours a week, for 30 working weeks (180 teaching days) in an academic year. To promote research, every teacher must earmark a minimum of six hours per week for research activities. However, there is a relaxation of two hours in the workload for professors actively involved in extension and administration. These rules come into force immediately.
Full report on The Times of India site