Zakir Husain Delhi College Appointment to the post of Assistant Professors in various departments

Zakir Husain Delhi College Appointment to the post of Assistant Professors in various departments.

Online Applications are invited in the prescribed application form available at from the eligible candidates for appointment to the post of Assistant Professors in following subjects in the College at Rs.57,700/- in the Academic Pay Level 10 as per 7th Central Pay Commission Pay Matrix plus usual allowances as admissible under the rules of University of Delhi from time to time.

Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) Candidates may approach the help desk set up at the College, in case they require any assistance in filling up the application form. The last date for receipt of application is within two weeks from the date of the publication of the advertisement in the Employment News.

3.Botany200211 (LD)6
5.Commerce112311 (HH)9
9.Environmental Studies1100103
10.Hindi110301 (VI)6
12.Mathematics323211 (LD)12
15.Physical Education0001001
17.Pol. Science2101206
18.Psychology211101 (VI)6

UR-Unreserved, SC-Scheduled Caste, ST-Scheduled tribe, OBC-Other Backward Classes, EWS-Economically Weaker Section, PwBD-Persons with benchmark disability, Vi-Visual Impairment including blindness and low vision and LD-Locomotor Disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims, muscular dystrophy and HH- Hard of Hearing

The eligibility criteria and qualifications are in accordance with the UGC Regulations 2018. For essential qualifications for the post of Assistant Professor, please see College website / Delhi University Website

Qualifications for the post of Assistant Professor in the University Colleges

Eligibility (A or B):


1) A Master’s degree with 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point-scale wherever the grading system is followed) in a concemed/relevant /allied subject from an Indian University, or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign University.

2) Besides fulfilling the above qualifications, the candidate must have cleared the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the UGC or the CSIR (exemption from NET shall be granted in accordance with clause (ii) & (iii) of General Note in the last section of this document).



The Ph.D. degree has been obtained from a foreign University/Institution with a ranking among top 500 in the world University ranking (at any time) by any one of the following: (i) Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) (ii) The Times Higher Education (THE) or (iii) The Academic Ranking Of World Universities (ARWU) of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai).

Note: The academic score as specified in the screening guidelines for the Colleges of the University shall be considered for short-listing of the candidates for interview only, and the selections shall be based only on the performance in the interview. (Kindly refer to General Note in the last section of this document)

* Explanatory Note: In pursuance of the clause 1.1.(i) of the UGC Regulations 2018, existing qualifications for Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor and Principal have been retained with respect to departments of the University/colleges where courses related to Teacher Education are offered, for which NCTE guidelines will apply. (Reference EC Resolution No. 16 dated 28.05.2015).


(i)The direct recruitment to the posts of Assistant Professors in the Colleges shall be on the basis of merit through all India advertisement and selection by the duly constituted Selection Committees.

(ii) The National Eligibility Test (NET) shall be the minimum eligibility for appointment of Assistant Professor.

Provided that candidates who have been awarded a Ph.D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil./Ph.D. Degree) Regulation, 2009, or the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil/Ph.D. Degree) Regulation, 2016, and their subsequent amendments from time to time, as the case may be, shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor in the University.

Provided further that the award of degree to candidates registered for the M.Phil/Ph.D. programme prior to July 11, 2009, shall be governed by the provisions of the then existing Ordinances / Bye-laws / Regulations of the Institutions awarding the degree. All such Ph.D. candidates shall be exempted from the requirement of NET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in the Colleges subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions:

a) The Ph.D. degree of the candidate has been awarded in regular mode only;

b) The Ph.D. thesis has been awarded by at least two external examiners;

c) An open Ph.D. viva voce of the candidate has been conducted;

d) The candidate has published two research papers from her/his Ph.D. work out of which at least one is in a refereed journal;

e) The candidate has presented at least two papers, based on her/his Ph.D. work in conferences/seminars sponsored/ funded/supported by the UGC/ ICSSR/CSIR or any similar agency.

The fulfillment of these conditions is to be certified by the by the Registrar or the Dean (Academic Affairs) of the University concerned.

(iii) The clearing of NET shall not be required for candidates in such disciplines for which NET has not been conducted.

(iv) A minimum of 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point-scale, wherever the grading system is followed) at the master’s level shall be the essential qualification for direct recruitment of teachers and other equivalent cadres at any level.

A relaxation of 5% shall be allowed at the Bachelor’s as well as at the Masterts level for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes (OBC) (non-creamy layer)/Differently Abled [Persons with Benchmark Disability PwBD)] in the category of (a) Visual Impairment (VI) including blindness and low vision, and (b) Locomotor Disability (LD) including leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy (c) hearing impaired. The eligibility of 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever the grading system is followed), wherever specified, and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible, based only on the qualifying marks without including any grace mark procedure.

(v) A relaxation of 5% may be provided (from 55% to 50% of the marks) to the Ph.D. Degree holders, who have obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19 September, 1991.

(vi) A relevant grade which is regarded as equivalent of 55%, wherever the grading system is followed by a recognized university, at the master’s level shall also be considered eligible.

(vii) The time taken by candidates to acquire M.Phil. and/or Ph.D. Degree shall not be considered as teaching/research experience to be claimed for appointment to the teaching positions. Further the period of active service spent on pursuing research degree simultaneously with teaching assignment without taking any kind of leave, shall be counted as teaching experience for the purpose of direct recruitment/ promotion.

(viii) The number of candidates to be called for interview for the teaching posts in the Colleges, shall be determined after screening of applications in accordance with the guidelines laid down in the Screening guidelines annexed with this advertisement.

(ix)(a) No person shall be appointed to the post of Assistant Professor in the Colleges, if such person does not fulfill the requirements as to the qualifications for the appropriate post laid out herein and in the Ordinance XXIV of the Ordinances of the University.

(b) Those entering the service as Assistant Professor having a post-doctoral teaching/research experience, after obtaining a Ph.D. degree and proven credentials, may be eligible for discretionary award of advance increments to be given to the person, as decided and recorded by the Selection Committee in the minutes of its meeting.

Discretionary award of advance increments is not applicable to those entering the profession as Assistant Professor who are entitled for grant of advance increments for having acquired a Ph.D., M.Phil. or M.Tech. and LLM degree.

(x) For those entering the service in the College, other stipulations prescribed by the UGC/University shall be mandatory for all posts.

Guidelines for Screening/Shortlisting of candidates for appointment to the post of Assistant Professor in the College.

In order to restrict the number of candidates to be called for interview so as to enable the Selection Committee to have a comprehensive assessment of the candidates, applications received for the faculty position shall be screened on the basis of the academic and other related credentials of the candidates through the following criteria:

For the post of Assistant Professor, the criteria for evaluation of candidates for determining their eligibility for shortlisting shall be on based on a 100 point scale. The distribution of marks will be as follows:

Frequently Asked Questions

The details regarding qualifications, experience, screening guidelines and indicative proformas etc. are available on the College website, along with this advertisement. The applicants are required to read these details before filling up the form.

However, some issues of common concern have been discussed below for the convenience of the applicants.

1. Can a person apply for more than one Faculty position?

Ans. Yes. Separate forms will have to be filled for each faculty position.

2. Which are the mandatory fields in the application?

Ans. Mandatory fields are indicated by a red star (*) adjacent to the name of the field.

3. Can only Indian citizens apply for the posts advertised for faculty positions?

Ans. Besides Indian citizens, those who have acquired the status of Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) and have necessary documents in support of the same can also apply.

4. What is the application fee for different categories?

Ans. Application fees are to be submitted as per details given below:

Fees for Assistant Professor
• Rs.500/- for UR/OBC/EWS category.
• No application fee will be charged from applicants from SC, ST, PwBD category and Women applicants.
• Fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
• No application fee shall be charged from applicants, who had applied for the same post in the preceding advertisement, subject to the condition that interview for the said post in the said subject had not been conducted. (The applicant shall have to provide the relevant details/proof of his/her having applied for the post against the advertisement referred herein).

Application forms have to be filled only in online mode, as available on the College website along with the present advertisement, within the prescribed time limit indicated in the advertisement. No offline forms would be accepted. Payment should be made online only, through credit/debit card/Net Banking.

Applicants applying for more than one post/subject must apply separately and pay fees separately.

5. What are the categories required to be marked or entered into in the online proforma?

Ans. The online proforma has provision for marking the reservation category of the candidate on following two parameters:

• Under the Head,‘Category for the position in which you are applying’, in the online application, status as Unreserved (UR)/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Other Backward Class (Non Creamy Layer) (OBC)/Economically Weaker Section (EWS), as applicable is required to be marked.

• Under the Head, ‘PwBD category’, in the online application, status asNot Applicable/Visual Impairment (VI) including Blindness and Low vision/ Locomotor Disability (LD) including leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy, as applicable is required to be marked.

6. Are the certificates indicating the reservation category status of the applicant required to be digitally verifiable?

Ans. The reservation for applicants from SC, ST, EWS,OBC (non-creamy layer), and Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) categories will be applicable as per UGC/Central Government norms.

Applicants seeking reservation benefits available for SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwBD categories, must upload the necessary documents justifying the claim of respective reservation as per Govt, of India lists/rules/norms. The certificate uploaded should be in the format prescribed by the Union Government and should be digitally verifiable.

In case the applicant wants to claim benefits under the PwBD category, the applicant’s relevant disability should not be less than 40 per cent. Proof to this effect in the form of a valid Disability Certificate must be uploaded with the application.

Applicants applying for the post(s) reserved for OBC must upload certificate of OBC (non-creamy layer) in the prescribed form issued by Competent Authority. The certificate should be of the current financial year, in accordance with instructions issued by the Union Government in this respect from time to time. Applicants should as certain that they belong to the reserved categories (caste) enlisted in the Central List for Other Backward Classes.

If the relevant certificates for respective reserved categories are not uploaded with the application, the application may be rejected and no appeal against its rejection will be entertained.

7. How can Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) access and fill the online application form?

Ans. Such applicants may fill the online application form by using assistive technology. In particular, the visually impaired applicants may use screen reading software such as JAWS or NVDA to fill the application form.

Those unable to use computer may take human assistance to fill the application form. PwBD applicants can also contact the office of the College.

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