Friday, May 15, 2009

Teachers to be appointed after 9 yrs

PATNA: Good news for those who are aspiring to become college teachers in constituent colleges of Bihar. State universities are finally going to
appoint college teachers after a gap of nearly nine years. All these appointments will be made at the university level itself. In 13 universities of Bihar, over 4,000 teachers will be appointed. The process of appointment would be formalised and completed soon after the election process is over by May 18. The academic atmosphere in various universities of the state has been badly hit due to an acute crisis of teachers. In 2005, the state vigilance investigation bureau detected huge irregularities in the appointment of college teachers in which some of the members, including the then chairman of the Bihar State College (constituent) Service Commission, were allegedly involved. In view of the irregularities, the government finally scrapped the commission and stopped making any permanent appointment in colleges. According to Rajbhawan sources, out of the total marks of 100 for the appointment of college teachers, 80 percent would be given for academic career while the remaining 20 on the basis of interview. One representative each of the state government and governor (chancellor of universities of Bihar) would be the member of the interview panel besides the VC of the university concerned, said an official. Of the three subject experts in the panel, sources said, one would be from outside the state, another from the SC/ST category while the last one would be a woman. The Bihar government has asked the universities to rationalise the existing number of vacancies before inviting applications. In some of the subjects, including Sanskrit, Maithili, Persian, geography, home science and philosophy, the number of students is less than the sanctioned posts of teachers. HRD principal secretary Anjani K Singh told TOI, “We have asked the universities to rationalise the number of posts of teachers in some of the subjects where only a few students are there. Even in some of the prestigious colleges in the state capital like Patna Science College and Patna College, we hardly find students in some subjects.” “The universities have been asked to send the list of vacancies before advertising to remove any kind of confusion,” Singh said. Meanwhile, Veer Kuer Singh University, Ara, has already advertised various teaching posts.
Courtsey : The Times of India


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