UGC to implement 10 yr fixed term for college principals
The University Grants Commission is likely to implement a fixed 10 years tenure for college principals. In a recently held meeting the review panel constituted by the commission has recommended the fixed tenure for the college principals. Once approved, all new appointments for college principals will be for 10 years. The principals can, however, have a second term of five years. At present, the principals retire at 65.
The committee headed by vice-chancellor of Delhi University, Dinesh Singh, recommended that the term of appointment of the college principal shall be of 10 years with eligibility for reappointment for one more term of five years only.
In 2010, UGC had limited the tenure of the post of a college principal to five years in its new regulations for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges. The regulations on fixed term for college principals were opposed and the committee was asked to review the norms.
The UGC’s regulations say that “the term of appointment of the college principal shall be of five years with eligibility for reappointment for one more term only after a similar selection committee process”.