Process

  • To select a faculty, the Faculty Recharge Initiative requires that the positions be advertised nationally (institutional websites, prominent national dailies) and internationally (Science, Nature, etc.) through a 'rolling advertisement' to reach out to draw the very best available talent on a regular basis. The scheme is open to first timers as well as to those already in service and wishing to relocate.
  • Initially, 200 faculty positions are available (2:2:1 at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, respectively). The intent is to induct up to 1000 faculty during the next few years. The UGC-faculty will receive emoluments at par with those of the Central University faculty.
  • Eligibility for various ranks will be as per the UGC qualifications. However, considering the special nature of the Programme and the Positions, the Desirable Qualifications, in respect of all ranks, will be the important determinant of selection. Depending on individual accomplishments and professional standing, the selection committees will decide at what level a particular candidate could be fitted in.
  • For SC, ST and other special category candidates, the reservation policy of the Govt. of India shall be followed.
  • The new faculty positions carry a start-up grant and provision for project-based funding. And, each candidate is required to submit a research project, briefly outlining its main thrust, novel features and expected research output.
  • Initial tenure of appointment will be 5 years, and, following a peer review, this may be terminated, extended or elevated to the next higher level. Subsequent evaluations will also follow a five year cycle but the 'Faculty Recharge' positions can, in principle, be carried through to superannuation (at 65 years). There is provision for mid-term appraisal during each of the five year tenures.
  • Concurrently, Vice Chancellors of Universities, who are interested in inducting fresh talent through the 'Faculty Recharge' Initiative, will be required by the UGC to execute a binding agreement (MoU prescribed by the UGC) to the effect that the host University will provide research facilities, opportunities for teaching (6 to 8 hrs per week) and research guidance (Ph.D.) as per UGC norms, and other facilities such as residential accommodation, etc. to the new inductees, at par with those available to the faculty of their own University.