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Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
06 AUG 2018 6:30PM by PIB Delhi
Ph.D degree holder from a top foreign University/Institution eligible for recruitment in Indian Universities/Colleges

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has notified UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and other Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education) Regulations, 2018, in the Gazette of India on 18.07.2018. As per these regulations, a person with Ph.D degree from a foreign university/institution with a ranking among top 500 in the World University Ranking (at any time) by any one of the following: (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)is eligible for direct recruitment as Assistant Professor in universities and colleges. The aforesaid regulations are available on UGC website at

This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Satya Pal Singh today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.