All teaching staff must hold PhDs by 2021

From 2021, a PhD will be a must for teaching at university level in India, even for assistant professors, which is the entry level designation for instructors in universities, according to a draft policy document, writes Neelam Pandey for the Hindustan Times.

Teachers will undergo a mandatory, month-long induction programme before starting work and also have to devote two hours for mentoring of students for community development or extra-curricular activities.

According to a senior Human Resource Development Ministry official who asked not to be identified, these changes have been made to enhance the quality of education in the higher education sector. This person added that the University Grants Commission will soon define the minimum qualifications for teachers. The government is likely to notify universities on the new qualifications and other measures for the maintenance of standards in higher education soon.
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