GOOD NEWS FOR PhD QUALIFIED or ABOUT TO COMPLETE
Ph.D Mandatory For Associate Professor Post (Re-designated as Assistant Professor) In Technical Institutions As Per AICTE Regulations After March 5, 2010: Hon. Supreme Court
Upholding a Kerala High Court judgment, the Supreme Court has held that Ph.D is mandatory for the post of Associate Professor(Re-designated as Assistant Professor) after 5.3.2010 as per the AICTE Regulations.
A bench comprising of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy dismissed the special leave petitions filed against a division bench judgment of the Kerala High Court by which the High Court had disposed of a batch of twelve petitions filed by Assistant Professors apprehending reversion for lack of PhD degree.
The Supreme Court order, in giving a quietus to a decade old litigation, holds that:
“We are in agreement with the view that the notification dated 18.02.2003 granting seven years to acquire PhD. Degree for the right to hold the post of Associate Professors (re-designated as Assistant Professors) would come to an end in 2010 and thus persons who acquire the PhD. Degree on a subsequent will only be eligible for consideration from the date when they acquire PhD. Degree”
Please, here is the S C ORDER posted below :