Doctoral degree holders from the world's top 500 universities can now apply for direct recruitment as an Assistant Professor in Indian varsities, a University Grants Commission notification said. The top 500 ranking of the university shall be referred from four famous world university ranking systems - (i) Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) (ii) the Times Higher Education (THE) or (iii) the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai).
Under the new provision, the UGC has allowed the PhD degree holders from a foreign university/institution ranked among top 500 in the world universities to apply for direct recruitment as an Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges, a tweet by HRD Ministry said
The direct recruitment eligibility of international PhD holders is applicable for the disciplines of Arts, Commerce, Humanities, Education, Law, Social Sciences, Sciences, Languages, Library Science, Physical Education and Journalism and Mass Communication. This will help students learn from global talent in India itself,” a senior UGC official said.