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Explainer: ‘Professors of practice’ as a mid-career/senior career stint

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has introduced the "professors of practice" initiative to enhance industry-academia collaborations within higher education in India. Successful individuals from various fields with at least 15 years of proven expertise in their professions will be eligible to teach specialised disciplines that are in line with industry requirements. The engagement is for a fixed term, which is extendable up to four years

Source | | Debleena Majumdar, ET Online

Background: The New Education Policy has outlined multiple initiatives to transform the higher education sector of the country. One of the aspects outlined in the policy revolve around bringing in skills-based education and more industry-academia collaborations.

In this regard, the University Grants Commission (UGC) announced the “professors of practice” (POP) initiative to enable people with significant industry experience and achievements to contribute to academic course development, ensure future-ready courses, teach specialised disciplines in line with industry requirements, and formalise more collaboration opportunities between academia and industry.

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