UGC sets 5 conditions for online recruitment at public universities
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has allowed online recruitment tests in public universities along with in-person exams on five conditions.
A letter signed by UGC Secretary (Additional Responsibilities) Dr Ferdous Zaman was sent to the vice-chancellors and registrars of all public universities today in this connection.
Educational institutions are now conducting most of their operational activities online. Universities will be able to conduct online recruitment tests and interviews based on five conditions.
Firstly, online recruitment tests and interviews cannot violate any law governing the institution.
Second, the recruitment process must start by publishing an open circular based on the university's laws, statutes, and rules with the requirement of the concerned academic institution.
Third, for holding online recruitment tests and interviews, a policy must be put in place and approved by the university's syndicate. The policy must follow the recommendations of the university's academic council.
Fourth, the audiovisual record of the online recruitment process, relating to tests and interviews, will have to be preserved by the university for at least two years.
Lastly, the original certificates and other paperwork of the selected applicants must be verified properly before appointing them.