"The list of journals is available as a web-based database with search and browse interface on the UGC website. Universities can recommend inclusion of additional peer- reviewed journals that are not listed in the existing list through a university-level academic journal expert committee," UGC secretary Jaspal Sandhu, said in a letter addressed to vice-chancellors of all universities.
The Commission has asked the varsities to send their recommendations before May 15.
Listed journals are indexed in Web of Science, Scopus and Indian Citation Index. Journals covered in a selected indexing and abstracting services have been also added to the approved list.
The direct recruitment of teachers and other academic staff is carried out under the UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education) (4th Amendment), Regulations, 2016.
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