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UGC Regulations 2018: What You Need to Know




If you are a teacher, a student, or an academician in India, you must have heard about the UGC Regulations 2018. These are a set of rules and guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC), the apex body for regulating higher education in India, to govern various aspects of higher education such as appointment, promotion, workload, plagiarism, autonomy, etc. The UGC Regulations 2018 have been in the news for various reasons, both positive and negative. Some have hailed them as a step towards improving the quality and standards of higher education in India, while others have criticized them as regressive and biased. In this article, we will try to explain what the UGC Regulations 2018 are, why they were introduced, how to download them, what are their main features, benefits, and criticisms, and what are some recommendations for further action or research.


Introduction




What are the UGC Regulations 2018?




The UGC Regulations 2018 are a set of regulations framed by the UGC under the powers conferred by clauses (e) and (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 26 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. They supersede the previous UGC Regulations on Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and Other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education 2010. The UGC Regulations 2018 consist of five parts:




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  • UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and Other Academic Staff in Universities & Colleges and Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education) Regulations, 2018



  • UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2018



  • UGC (Categorization of Universities (only) for Grant of Graded Autonomy) Regulations, 2018



  • UGC (Conferment of Autonomous Status upon Colleges) Regulations, 2018



  • UGC (Measures for Maintenance of Standards in Autonomous Colleges) Regulations, 2018



Why were they introduced?




The UGC Regulations 2018 were introduced with the aim of enhancing the quality and standards of higher education in India by ensuring minimum qualifications for appointment and promotion of teachers and other academic staff, promoting academic integrity and preventing plagiarism, providing flexibility and autonomy to universities and colleges based on their performance, and encouraging research and innovation among teachers and students. The UGC Regulations 2018 were also based on the recommendations made by various committees such as:


  • The Pay Review Committee constituted by the UGC in 2016 to review the pay scales of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges



  • The Committee constituted by the UGC in 2017 to review the existing regulations on minimum qualifications for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges



  • The Committee constituted by the UGC in 2017 to suggest a system for categorization of universities for grant of graded autonomy



  • The Committee constituted by the UGC in 2017 to suggest measures for conferment of autonomous status upon colleges and maintenance of standards in autonomous colleges



How to download the PDF version of the regulations?




If you want to download the PDF version of the UGC Regulations 2018, you can visit the official website of the UGC at . On the homepage, you will find a section called "UGC Regulations" under the "Regulations" tab. Click on it and you will be directed to a page where you can find all the UGC Regulations 2018 listed along with their date of notification and download link. You can click on the download link of the regulation that you want to read or save and it will open in a new tab or window. You can then save it on your device or print it as per your convenience.


Main Body




What are the main features of the UGC Regulations 2018?




The UGC Regulations 2018 cover various aspects of higher education such as appointment, promotion, workload, plagiarism, autonomy, etc. Here are some of the main features of each regulation:


Minimum qualifications for appointment of teachers and other academic staff




This regulation specifies the minimum qualifications required for appointment and promotion of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges. It also lays down the criteria for selection, performance appraisal, incentives, career advancement, etc. Some of the main features of this regulation are:


  • It introduces a new Academic Performance Indicator (API) system based on research, teaching, domain knowledge, and professional development.



  • It makes National Eligibility Test (NET) or State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) or Ph.D. mandatory for direct recruitment as Assistant Professor in universities and colleges.



  • It provides relaxation for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Persons with Disabilities (PwD), etc. in terms of age, marks, experience, etc.



  • It prescribes different qualifications for different categories of teachers and other academic staff such as Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Librarian, Director of Physical Education, etc.



  • It allows universities and colleges to adopt their own innovative methods of recruitment and selection with the approval of the UGC.



Workload and service conditions of teachers and other academic staff




This regulation defines the workload and service conditions of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges. It also specifies the norms for leave, retirement, grievance redressal, etc. Some of the main features of this regulation are:


  • It prescribes a minimum workload of 40 hours per week for teachers and other academic staff, out of which at least 18 hours should be devoted to direct teaching or research.



  • It allows teachers and other academic staff to engage in consultancy, extension, and other professional activities with prior permission from their employer.



  • It provides various kinds of leave such as casual leave, earned leave, study leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, etc. to teachers and other academic staff.



  • It fixes the age of superannuation for teachers and other academic staff at 65 years.



  • It establishes a Grievance Redressal Committee in every university and college to address the complaints and grievances of teachers and other academic staff.



Promotion of academic integrity and prevention of plagiarism




This regulation aims to promote academic integrity and prevent plagiarism in higher educational institutions. It also provides guidelines for detection, reporting, penalty, etc. for plagiarism cases. Some of the main features of this regulation are:


  • It defines plagiarism as "the practice of taking someone else's work or idea and passing them off as one's own".



  • It classifies plagiarism into four levels based on the similarity index: Level 0 (up to 10%), Level 1 (above 10% to 40%), Level 2 (above 40% to 60%), Level 3 (above 60%).



  • It prescribes different penalties for different levels of plagiarism such as cancellation of paper, withdrawal of degree, suspension, etc.



  • It mandates every higher educational institution to use a plagiarism detection software approved by the UGC.



  • It requires every student, researcher, and teacher to submit an undertaking along with their academic work that it is free from plagiarism.



  • It establishes an Academic Misconduct Panel in every higher educational institution to deal with plagiarism cases.



Categorization of universities and colleges for grant of graded autonomy




This regulation provides a framework for categorizing universities and colleges into three categories based on their performance indicators such as accreditation score, ranking, research output, etc. It also grants different degrees of autonomy to each category. Some of the main features of this regulation are:


  • It categorizes universities into Category I, Category II, and Category III based on their accreditation score by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) or the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) or their ranking by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) or any other authorized agency.



  • It categorizes colleges into Category I, Category II, and Category III based on their accreditation score by the NAAC or the NBA.



  • It grants various degrees of autonomy to each category such as academic autonomy, administrative autonomy, financial autonomy, etc.



  • It allows Category I and Category II universities and colleges to start new courses, programs, departments, schools, centers, etc. without the approval of the UGC.



  • It allows Category I and Category II universities and colleges to admit foreign students up to 20% of their sanctioned strength without the approval of the UGC.



  • It allows Category I universities to award degrees through distance education mode without the approval of the UGC.



Conferment of autonomous status upon colleges and measures for maintenance of standards in autonomous colleges




This regulation lays down the criteria and procedure for conferment of autonomous status upon colleges and measures for maintenance of standards in autonomous colleges. It also specifies the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders such as UGC, affiliating university, state government, college management, etc. Some of the main features of this regulation are:


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