All references below refer to the UGC Regulations of 2018 on Recruitment & Promotion of Faculty Members in Higher Education.
Section 6.4, Subsection C (I), Item (i), Page 82
(on eligibility for promotion from Academic Level 10 to 11)
An Assistant Professor who has completed four years of service with a PhD degree or five years of service with a MPhil / PG Degree in professional courses such as LLM, MTech, MVSc, and MD . . .
The concerned degree (with PhD or MPhil / PG degree as the case may be) may be obtained anytime within the stipulated duration mentioned. For example, if a person at the level of Academic Level 10 joins the service on 1st August, 2018, and obtained the PhD degree anytime between 1st August, 2018 and 31st July, 2022 OR before 1st August 2018, he / she is eligible to apply for promotion to Academic Level 11 on 1st August, 2022.
Section 6.4, Subsection C (III), Item (5), Page 83
(on eligibility for promotion from Academic Level 12 to 13A)
Evidence of having guided at least one PhD Candidate.
The applicant MUST provide the proof of guiding at least one PhD candidate either by providing the award letter of PhD of a scholar whom the applicant has supervised OR through the proof of PhD registration letter (or documents of similar nature) of a scholar for whom he / she is the thesis supervisor.