UGC REGULATIONS ON MINIMUM QUALIFICATION FOR APPOINTMENT OF TEACHERS AND OTHER ACADEMIC STAFF IN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES AND MEASURES FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF STANDARDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION 2010
To be published in the Gazette of India, Port III Sectors
University Grants Commission, Bahadur Delhi Zafar Marge- New Delhi-110002
No. F. 3-1/2009 30 June, 2010, 15.
1 The workload of the teachers in full employment should not be less than 40 hours a week for 30 working weeks (180 teaching days) in an academic year. It should be necessary for the teacher to be available for at least 5 hours daily in the University/College for which necessary space and infrastructure should be provided by the University/college. Direct teaching-learning process hours should be as follows.
Assistant Professor 16 hours
Associate Professor and Professor 14 hours.
I. TEACHERS SHOULD
- Adhere to a responsible pattern of conduct and demeanour expected by the community.
- Manage their private affairs in a manner consistent with the dignity of the profession.
- Seek to make professional growth continuous through study and research.
- Express free and frank opinion by participation at professional meetings, seminars, conferences etc., towards the knowledge contribution.
- Maintain active membership of professional organizations and strive to improve education and profession through them.
- Perform their duties in the form of teaching, tutorial, practical, seminar and research work conscientiously and with dedication.
- Co-operate and assist in carrying out functions relating to the educational responsibilities of the college and university such as: assisting applications for admissions, advising and counseling students as well as assisting the conduct of university and college examinations including supervision, invigilation and evaluation; and
- Participate in extension, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities including community service.
II. TEACHERS AND THE STUDENTS
- Respect the right and dignity of the student in expressing his/her opinion
- Deal justly and impartially with students regardless of their religion, caste political, Economic, social and physical characteristics;
- Recognize the difference in aptitude and capabilities among students and strive to meet their individual needs;
- Encourage students to improve their attainments, develop their personalities and at the same time contribute to community welfare;
- Inculcate among students scientific outlook and respect for physical labour and ideals of democracy, patriotism and peace;
- Be affectionate to the students and not behave in vindictive manner towards any of them for any reason
- Pay attention to only the attainment of the student in assessment of merit;
- Make themselves available to the students even beyond their class hours and help and guide students without any remuneration or reward.
- Aid students to develop an understanding of our national heritage and national goals, and
- Refrain from inciting students against other students, colleagues or administration.
III. TEACHERS AND GUARDIANS
- Try to see through teachers bodies and organization, that institutions maintain contact with the guardians, their students, send reports of their performance to the guardians whenever necessary and meet the guardians in meetings convened for the purpose for mutual exchange of ideas and for the benefit of the institutions.
IV. TEACHER AND SOCIETY
- Recognize that education is a public service and strive to keep the public informed of the educational programmes which are being provided.
- Work to improve education in the community and strengthen the community's moral and intellectual life.
- Be aware of social problems and take part in such activities as would be conducive to the progress of society and hence the country as a whole.
- Perform the duties of citizenship, participate in community activities and shoulder responsibilities of public offices.
- Refrain from taking part in or subscribing to or assisting in any way activities which tend to promote feeling of hatred or enmity among the different communities, religions or linguistic groups but actively work for national integration.