At the time of appointment or promotion of faculty in colleges and universities, the UGC allocates certain credits to every applicant on the basis of articles and other pieces published in its approved journals.
Journals in at least 15 Indian languages have made it to a recently released list of research journals approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Of these, there are at least two languages, Pali and Prakrit, that are not among the 22 listed in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution. The present list follows a list of 35,000 UGC-approved journals released last year. That list, however, had only English or foreign language publications. Following demands and protests by teachers of other languages, the UGC recently released a revised list of 47,026 journals that has 460 journals in Indian languages. The process is still on and more journals are likely to be included..................Read more
Source: The Indian Express