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Nahid for uniform guidelines in varsity recruitment process -The Asian Age

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday said the proposed uniform guidelines for recruitment and promotion or upgrading of teachers at public universities will remove discrepancies in the recruitment process.

"The uniform guidelines will create a basic foundation in the process of recruitment and promotion for all teachers of the public universities," he said while speaking as the chief guest at a workshop on 'Uniform Guidelines for Recruitment and Promotion/ Upgradation of Public University Teachers'. The University Grants Commission (UGC) organized the program at its auditorium in the city to discuss the proposed uniform guidelines.

At the workshop, vice-chancellors of 42 public universities discussed the proposed guidelines formulated by the UGC. As per the proposed guidelines, candidates must have GPA 4.50 in a scale of 5.00 in SSC, HSC and equivalent examinations for being recruited as lecturers, assistant professors, associate professors and professors at the public universities.

To promote a teacher as a professor from associate professor, a total of 22 years of working experience is needed, including at least 10 years as associate professor. For MPhil degree holders, the minimum requirement is 17 years, including seven years as associate professor, while for the PhD holders, it is 12 years, including at least five years as associate professor.

The candidates must have at least 12 publications in recognized journals, say the draft guidelines. To get promotion as an associate professor, a teacher must have experience of 14 years of active teaching, including at least seven years' experience as assistant professor.

-UNB