Punjab changes vice-chancellors’ eligibility criteria

Punjab changes vice-chancellors’ eligibility criteria


LAHORE: Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) has amended eligibility criteria for appointing Vice Chancellors in public sector universities across the province.

The decision was taken during a meeting of Vice Chancellors Search Committee working under HED.

According to amended policy, an applicant for Vice Chancellorship of a public sector the university must hold a PhD degree and he must be a full-time professor of a university. Now only the top 15 candidates will be shortlisted for interviews if the number of applicants is exceeding than 15.

The search committee has also made changes in the numbers allocated for qualifications and experiences. Academic qualification numbers have been reduced from 25 to 25 whereas the number of experiences is increased from 35 to 50.

The members of search committee included Chairperson Punjab Higher Education Commission Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid, Higher Education Secretary Nadeem Mehboob, Chairperson of Search Committee Dr Khalid Aftab, Dr Saleema Hashmi and Dr Arif Butt.

It is pertinent to mention here that these changes have been made after 10 years. Previously the number of academic qualification was decreased to allow non PhD candidates to become a VC of the university.

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