Importance of research in colleges likely to come down.In a statement the Central Minister for Human Resource Development has stated that the teachers working in colleges need not do research as part of their career development. At present for promotions additional credits are given for their research out put. However the teachers attached to Universities will have to do research as part of their duty.
The explanation given to this move is that the college teachers will have more teaching work load and hence attending to additional research work would adversely affect the teaching. University teachers are specialists and number of hours they spend on teaching will be less.
In fact this was the set up earlier. When UGC scale was introduced to all teachers this modification was introduced.