Regardless of tough resistance of teachers, the University Grant Commission does not agree to amend the Academic Performance Indicators (APIs) based Performance Based Appraisal System (PBAS) to calculate the performance of the teachers.
UGC concluded that the API score is not deciding factor for final interview however only considered as a screening process. The teachers will get separate scores for the interview performance.
The UGC has approved changes in the UGC Regulations of 2010 (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers, Other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measures for the Maintenance of Standard in Higher Education) after amending the weightage of API indicator.
According to which, teachers are to be scored and evaluated on the basis of their annual performance and make them eligible for promotions via the PBAS which will be scored on the basis of APIs (publication quality, research work and teaching performance). This system has been opposed by teachers and different varsities.
An issue raised related to the quality and level of the research as due to some norms teachers who attend the conferences and seminars will get more APIs where their research papers and projects will not be considered. The amendment does in the regulation, ensure candidates that every area is important which shows the API grading for conferences, training courses, and seminars will not exceed from 15%.