The amendment for making Ph.D. minimum eligibility criteria for the requirement of assistant professors position has been extended due to the COVID. As it was supposed to be applicable by 2021, but the pandemic caused the extension of the date.
This was decided for the vacancies which are vacant for the faculty post for the institutes. The decision was taken that the mandatory qualification for the direct recruitment of assistant professors will require Ph.D. degree.
This was about to implement in 2021 but after observing the situation officials decided that for now NET, SET, SLET will be applicable for the hiring process as the applicable eligibility will be implemented soon once the situation comes to be in a systematic pattern.
Officials have also announced that the direct recruitment process with the eligibility of Ph.D. will start from the year 2023. This will be known as UGC-approved hiring and it will be considered to be matched required eligibility which was applicable for the Appointment of Teachers and Other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges.