The University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched an academic job portal to will help students find the right jobs and the employers the right candidates.
Officiating chairman of UGC Ved Prakash has written to all university vice-chancellors about the new job portal with a plea to consider uploading their advertisements for various academic positions on the portal www.ugc.ac.in/jobportal.
Among other things, the new portal will help National and State Eligibility Test (NET/SET) and PhD-qualified candidates to bring their academic profile to the attention of universities, colleges and other employers with the aim to get them a suitable job. It will facilitate the candidates to register and create their profile online.
For employers, the portal will make it easier to search and browse academic profile of candidates available for filling up various academic positions. Employers can register and post their job vacancies on this portal and candidates can apply accordingly.
Prakash has urged the universities to assign an officer for registering on behalf of the university/institution under the employer section. The assigned officer would receive alerts from this portal related to job-seekers and their academic profiles, he stated.