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UGC-Faculty Recharge Programme

Announcing Exceptional Opportunities for Faculty Positions in Indian Universities
 

University Grants Commission of India invites applications from outstanding highly motivated individuals, with demonstrated flair for research and teaching, for positions of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor in areas of basic sciences, i.e. Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and Engineering- and Earth Sciences. These positions have been created as part of a new Initiative designed to augment faculty resources in Indian Universities. The intent is to induct exceptional candidates with notable record of research in interdisciplinary / frontier areas of science, who will spearhead internationally competitive research programmes along with their teaching responsibilities.

Initial appointments at each level shall be for a period of 5 years, extendible through peer evaluation by successive 5-year terms. There is provision for elevation to next higher rank following end-of-term or mid-term appraisal of those occupying the position of Assistant / Associate Professor. The positions are tenable till the age of superannuation (presently at 65 years ).

The University Grants Commission will synergize and coordinate with Institutions under its umbrella for appropriate placement of successful candidates. The UGC-faculty will receive emoluments at par with those of the Central University appointees. In addition, facilities (such as residential accommodation, etc.), commensurate with those available to faculty of the host Institution, may be extended to them. Also, they will be entitled to competitive start-up grant for research.

Qualifications for advertised positions (Except in Engineering Sciences)

1. Professor

Essential qualifications:

(i) An eminent scholar with Ph.D. degree in concerned discipline with a minimum of 10 years experience of teaching in a University / College and / or research experience at University / National level Institution / Industrial Establishment, including guidance of research at doctoral level.

(ii) Should be actively engaged in research and have published work of high quality with a minimum of 10 publications as books and / or research papers.

(iii) Contribution to educational innovation such as design of new curricula and courses, and technology-mediated teaching process.

OR

An outstanding scholar with established reputation in the relevant field, who has made significant contribution to knowledge.

Desirable qualifications:

(i) Evidence of national / international visibility and of independent guidance of research at doctoral / post-doctoral level.

(ii) Sustained record of high quality research publications.
 

2. Associate Professor

Essential qualifications:

(i) Good academic record with Ph.D. degree in concerned discipline; 55% marks or equivalent grade on a point scale, wherever grading system is followed, at the Master’s level.

(ii) A minimum of eight years experience of teaching and/or research in a position equivalent to that of Assistant Professor in a University / College, or Accredited Research Institution / Industry, excluding the period of research for Ph.D. degree; should have guided research at doctoral level and have a minimum of 5 publications as books and / or research papers.

(iii) Contribution to educational innovation such as design of new curricula and courses, and technology-mediated teaching process.

Desirable qualifications:

Evidence of independent guidance of research at doctoral level and / or independent research publications.
 

3. Assistant Professor

Essential qualifications:

(i) Good academic record with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade, on a point scale, in Master’s degree from an Indian University, or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign university.

(ii) Should have cleared National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the UGC / CSIR or similar test accredited by the UGC like SLET / SET. Candidates with Ph.D. degree (awarded in accordance with the UGC norms 2009) are exempted from the requirement of NET/SLET/SET.

Desirable qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in concerned discipline with at least one-to-two years post-doctoral research experience, and good record of research publications.

Qualifications for advertised positions in Engineering ScienceS

1. Professor

Essential qualifications:

(i) Ph.D. degree with First Class at Master’s or Bachelor’s degree level in appropriate branch of Engineering Science, with 10 years experience of teaching and research and / or of industry in a reputed organization, of which at least 5 years should be at the level of Reader or equivalent position.

OR

For candidates from Industry / Profession only

(i) First class Master’s degree with significant professional work equivalent to a Ph.D. degree in appropriate branch of Engineering Science (equivalence to be determined by a 3-member Committee of experts) and industrial / professional experience of 10 years, of which at least 5 years should be at the level of Reader.

Desirable qualifications:

(i) Experience of guidance of research (project work; PG dissertations) and supervision of R & D projects; should have publications as research papers / books / technical reports or have filed / obtained patents.
(ii) Evidence of leadership in planning / organization of professional / industrial activities, and of potential to undertake / lead sponsored R & D, consultancy and related activities.
 

2. Associate Professor

Essential qualifications:

(i) Ph.D. degree with First Class at Master’s or Bachelor’s degree level in appropriate branch of Engineering science, with 8 years experience of teaching and research and / or of industry at the level of Lecturer or equivalent position, excluding the period spent on obtaining the research degree.

OR

For candidates from Industry / Profession only

(i) First class Master’s degree with significant professional work equivalent to Ph.D. degree in appropriate branch of Engineering science (equivalence to be determined by a 3-member Committee of experts) and industrial / professional experience of 8 years in a position equivalent to that of Lecturer.

Desirable qualifications:

(i) Experience of teaching / industrial research / professional experience in a reputed organization.
(ii) Experience of guidance of research (project work; PG dissertations) and supervision of R & D projects; should have publications as research papers / books / technical reports and / or have filed / obtained patents.
 

3. Assistant Professor

Essential qualifications:

First class Master’s Degree in appropriate branch of Engineering Science.

Desirable qualifications:

(i) Experience of teaching / industrial research and / or professional experience in a reputed organization.
(ii) Should have published papers in refereed journals and / or have papers presented at Conferences.

N.B.

(i) A relaxation of 5% marks at Master’s level may be given to Ph.D. degree holders, who have obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991.
(ii) Candidates in SC/ ST/ Physically and visually differently - abled category will be entitled to receive 5% relaxation of marks at Graduate- and Master’s level for the purpose of Eligibility and Assessment of good academic record, in recruitment to teaching positions.

Scales of Pay

Professor:
Rs. 37400-67000 (Pay Band - 4) with academic grade pay of Rs. 10000 (minimum starting salary at Rs. 43000).

Associate Professor:
Rs. 37400-67000 (Pay Band - 4) with academic grade pay of Rs. 9000.

Assistant Professor :
Rs. 15600-39100 (Pay Band - 3) with academic grade pay of Rs. 6000.

 

PHYSICS [01]
Brief Description : UGC Faculty Postions in Physics : Professor, Associate professor, Assistant professor:
MATHEMATICS [02]
Brief Description : UGC Faculty Postions in Mathematics : Professor, Associate professor, Assistant professor
CHEMISTRY [03]
Brief Description : UGC Faculty Postions in Chemistry : Professor, Associate professor, Assistant professor
BIOLOGY [04]
Brief Description : UGC Faculty Postions in Biology : Professor, Associate professor, Assistant professor
ENGINEERING SCIENCES [05]
Brief Description : UGC Faculty Postions in Engineering Sciences : Professor, Associate professor, Assistant professor
EARTH SCIENCES [06]
Brief Description : UGC Faculty Postions in Earth Sciences : Professor, Associate professor, Assistant professor