UGC introduces portal to directly hire industry experts as professors

UGC Introduces Portal to Directly Hire Industry Experts as Professors

The University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof M Jagadesh Kumar on Tuesday launched the redesigned UGC website, UTSAH (Undertaking Transformative Strategies and Actions in Higher Education) and POP (Professor of Practice Portal) portals. The updated website (, as per the UGC chief, will provide a more user-friendly interface for students, educators, and other stakeholders in the higher education ecosystem.

“The UGC website will also serve as a one-stop shop for all higher education-related information. It will provide all the information on scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other opportunities available to students, faculty, and researchers. The UGC will also add news updates, circulars, and notifications from UGC,” Chairman Kumar said.

The redesigned websites — UTSAH and POP portals — can be accessed at, the UTSAH portal at and the POP portal at

The UTSAH portal (Undertaking Transformative Strategies and Actions in Higher Education) will provide comprehensive platform providing detailed information about UGC’s initiatives for qualitative reforms in higher education.

It also provides a platform for higher education institutions to showcase their achievements, share best practices, and engage in knowledge-sharing with other institutions. It also enables institutions to access various UGC schemes, monitor their progress, and submit reports online.

The POP website will help in bridging the gap between academia and industry.

Courtesy : The Indian Express

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