- To select a faculty, the Faculty Recharge Initiative
requires that the positions be advertised nationally (institutional
websites, prominent national dailies) and internationally (Science,
Nature, etc.) through a 'rolling advertisement' to reach out to draw
the very best available talent on a regular basis. The scheme is
open to first timers as well as to those already in service and
wishing to relocate.
- Initially, 200 faculty positions are available (2:2:1
at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor,
respectively). The intent is to induct up to 1000 faculty during the
next few years. The UGC-faculty will receive emoluments at par with
those of the Central University faculty.
- Eligibility for various ranks will be as per the UGC
qualifications. However, considering the special nature of the
Programme and the Positions, the Desirable Qualifications, in
respect of all ranks, will be the important determinant of
selection. Depending on individual accomplishments and professional
standing, the selection committees will decide at what level a
particular candidate could be fitted in.
- For SC, ST and other special category
candidates, the reservation policy of the Govt. of
India shall be followed.
- The new faculty positions carry a start-up grant and
provision for project-based funding. And, each candidate is required
to submit a research project, briefly outlining its main thrust,
novel features and expected research output.
- Initial tenure of appointment will be 5 years, and,
following a peer review, this may be terminated, extended or
elevated to the next higher level. Subsequent evaluations will also
follow a five year cycle but the 'Faculty Recharge' positions can,
in principle, be carried through to superannuation (at 65 years).
There is provision for mid-term appraisal during each of the five
- Concurrently, Vice Chancellors of Universities, who are
interested in inducting fresh talent through the 'Faculty Recharge'
Initiative, will be required by the UGC to execute a binding
agreement (MoU prescribed by the UGC) to the effect that the host
University will provide research facilities, opportunities for
teaching (6 to 8 hrs per week) and research guidance (Ph.D.) as per UGC norms, and other
facilities such as residential accommodation, etc. to the new
inductees, at par with those available to the faculty of their own