A major relief has been granted by the University Grants Commission for aspirants to become Assistant Professors. The condition of holding a PhD degree at the time of recruitment has been removed.
UGS Chairman Prof M Jagadesh Kumar has made the announcement and clearing National Eligibility Test (NET) would suffice, the Free Press Journal has reported quoting the UGC chief.
Jagadeshan made the announcement while delivering the inaugural address of the newly constructed UGC-HRDC building at Osmania University. The UGC shared the update via the official Twitter handle stating ‘PhD is not mandatory for Assistant Professor’s post in universities: UGC Chairman’.