HE body moots changes to academic promotion criteriaOutlook India.
For instance, according to existing regulations, ‘successfully’ guiding a PhD student is mandatory for direct recruitment to the post of associate professor. The proposed regulations seeks to do away with that requirement.
"Associate professor is a higher level post and therefore requires candidates with an independent research record. Guiding a PhD student is a sure-shot way to assess a person’s capability in doing independent research and mentoring," a professor told Outlook. “All reputed universities in India and abroad require evidence of independent research output like quality publications and successful PhD guidance.”
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