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Faculty Promotion Policy

Eligibility

Faculty members are eligible to apply for promotion provided they have completed the stipulated residency period after joining the Institute.

  • Promotion to Associate Professor: A faculty member should have completed 4 years after the PhD degree, of which at least 3 years must have been spent at the Assistant Professor rank in the Institute.
  • Promotion to Professor: A faculty member must have spent at least 4 years at the Associate Professor rank in the Institute.

Screening process

An internal committee will be constituted by the Director to screen the eligible candidates. The screening committee shall comprise of the Director, Dean (AP), Dean (R&D), and one professor from the Institute.

The screening criteria are divided into two categories. All of the A-criteria should be fulfilled. For B-criteria, a specified minimum number of criteria should be fulfilled.

Promotion to Associate Professor

All of the following criteria should be fulfilled:

  • Effective teaching delivery evidenced by course feedback.
  • Supervision (or co-supervision) of UG projects/PG projects/PhD students.
  • Effective service contribution as member of Institute committees/projects.
  • At least 2 peer-reviewed research papers in reputed conferences/journals.

At least ONE of the following criteria should be fulfilled:

  • Applications for external research grants.
  • Entrepreneurial activities including consultancy, technology transfer/patents.
  • Effective contribution to the organization of training programs, workshops, or conferences.
  • Receipt of national prizes/professional recognitions or publication of book/monograph by internationally recognized publishers.

Promotion to Professor

A sustained performance in teaching, research, and service at a level beyond that expected of an Associate Professor is required.

All of the following criteria should be fulfilled:

  • Contributed to course/lab development and innovation in teaching.
  • Supervision (as principal supervisor) of at least 1 PhD student through completion of degree / thesis submission.
  • Effective service contribution as convenor of Institute committees/projects.
  • At least 2 peer-reviewed research papers in journals of repute.

At least THREE of the following criteria should be fulfilled:

  • Good record of gaining external research funding/consultancy.
  • Activities that enhance the professional standing, such as serving on the editorial board of a journal, serving as external examiner for PhD theses, etc.
  • Collaboration with social sector organizations, such as involvement in advisory/monitoring projects.
  • Leadership in organizing training programs, workshops, or conferences.
  • Entrepreneurial activities including technology transfer/patents.
  • Receipt of national prizes/professional recognitions or publication of book/monograph by internationally recognized publishers.

Interaction with selection committee

The candidates recommended by the screening committee will be invited to make a research presentation and interact with a selection committee. The selection committee shall comprise of the Director, two subject experts opted from outside the Institute, and a board representative (academic expert). At the meeting of the selection committee, Dean (AP) and Dean (R&D) will be present as observers, but not as voting members. The selection committee will interact with the candidates and evaluate the candidate's contributions to teaching and research. The Director will implement the final recommendation of the selection committee and the same will be placed before the Board of Governors for ratification.

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