Panjab University’s PG, PhD degrees to be available online soon

Come 2018-19 session, Panjab University (PU) will not provide paper degrees to students of post-graduate and PhD courses. The academic awards, such as degrees, diplomas, certificates, marksheets, etc., will instead be made available online, providing students convenient access to their degrees without the risk of losing, spoiling or damaging them. For this, the university has signed an agreement with the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL), a central securities depository based in Mumbai, for uploading the degrees on the National Academy Depository (NAD), an online storehouse of academic awards. Students will have…

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From 2021, PhD mandatory for direct recruitment of teachers in universities

From 2021, a PhD will be must for teaching at the university level. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has made a PhD degree mandatory for direct recruitment to assistant professors in universities from July 2021. As first reported by Hindustan Times, teachers will also undergo a mandatory, month-long induction programme before starting work and also have to devote two hours for mentoring of students for community development/extracurricular activities. The government has also done away with the “controversial” Academic Performance Indicator (API)-based appraisal, has introduced a simplified teacher evaluation grading system,…

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