The amount of time spent by a candidate for getting a Ph.D. degree without any leave will be taken into account as a teaching experience for the applicants who apply for direct recruitment for the faculties vacant positions in the higher educational institutes. A meeting was held in this regard recently in which the University Grant Commission approves this proposal.
According to the UGC’s decision, the amount of active service spent to pursue the research degree without taking any type of leave may be taken into account as a teaching experience for the intention of direct promotion/ recruitment to apply for the position of associate professor and above positions.
The decision of UGC was taken in the academic market as an attempt for primarily making the filling up of posts easily that lies vacant in great numbers in many higher educational institutions and universities across the nation.
The majority of the universities and the higher educational institutes in the country are demanding at least 2 to 3 years experience in teaching for recruitment to the empty faculties post. As a result of this, the Ph.D. scholars found it difficult to get a job in these institutions due to lack of a teaching experience.
As per the official sources, there are lots of meritorious Ph.D. holders who are presently unemployed in India. With this action to count the amount of time spent by these students in getting a Ph.D. degree as a teaching experience will create lots of new opportunities for employment to lots of degree holders and also assist the educational institutions to fill the teaching posts that are lying vacant for many years.