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UGC Mulls 10yr Fixed Term for College Principals

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) is planning to fix the tenure for college principals for 10 years. A review panel of the Commission met recently to recommend the 10 year fixed tenure. According to the present criteria, the principals are to retire at the age of 65. The review committee is headed by Sh. Dinesh Singh, vice-chancellor of Delhi University.

According to the UGC regulations, “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.” In case the review panel’s suggestion is implemented, all the new appointments of the college principals will be for not more than 10 years. However, the principals can be awarded a second term of five years, depending upon certain factors.