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M.Phil holders have to clear NET/SLET

M.Phil holders will now have to clear National Eligibility Test (NET) or State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) for take up lectureship.

To ensure that institutions get quality faculty, the UGC has decided to bring in stricter norms for lectureship and introduce uniform regulation for Ph.D programmes.
As per the new norms on minimum qualifications for appointment of teachers, NET or SLET would be made mandatory for PG and M.Phil holders for joining lectureship.
However, only Ph.D holders, who have pursued the course as per the UGC's regulation on Ph.D programmes, will get exemption from clearing NET or SLET.

regulation on Ph.D programmes, states that universities will lay down criteria for the faculty to be recognised as research supervisor for M.Phil and Ph.D students.
A supervisor cannot have more than eight Ph.D and five M.Phil scholars at any given point of time. The universities will decide the number of M.Phil and Ph.D seats and advertise them widely. The universities will have to admit M. Phil and Doctoral students through an entrance test.

The entrance will be followed by an interview in which the doctoral students will discuss their research area. After admission to Ph.D, the students will have to do a course work for a minimum period of one semester.

The professionals from outside are eyeing job in India in view of the global recession. India has also started 15 new Central Universities in February this year, creating more job opportunities.
The UGC's depository will help students check duplication of work.

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