Nagpur University (NU) to Recruit 107 Teachers on Contract for 2019-20 Session
The teachers will be hired for 11 months for the 2019-20 session, on a salary of Rs 24,000 per month.
After successfully experimenting with appointing teachers on contractual basis in various departments and colleges last year, Nagpur University is all set to repeat the move for new academic session (2019-20) commencing next month.
The Board of Deans (BoD) of Nagpur University (NU) recently decided to hire 107 teachers on contract for 11 months, on a salary of Rs 24000/- per month.
The practice of hiring teachers on contract, for various departments and colleges of NU, was started last year and met with considerable success. The previous session saw 92 teachers being recruited on contract. This year, the number has been increased by another 15, to cater to 40 departments and colleges of NU, which together have about 250 vacancies.
However, the proposal has yet to receive the approval of the Academic Council (AC), without which it will not be implemented. The approval is expected to be received on 4 June at the regular meeting of the Council.
Unlike the last session, this year, only applicants with PhD and NET/SET will be considered.
In its Board of Deans (BoD) meeting, presided over by Pro-VC Pramod Yeole on Monday, the university decided to hire 107 teachers on 11-month contract where they would be paid Rs24,000/month remuneration. “A total of 15 more teachers will be appointed this year as against 92 last year. These appointments will be made in 40 NU departments and conducted colleges, including Laxminarayan Institute of Technology (LIT), Sheshrao Wankhede BEd College and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Law College,” Yeole told TOI.
The BoD’s decision would now be placed before the Academic Council (AC) in its regular meeting scheduled for June 4. Only after AC’s green signal, NU can make these temporary recruitments. This time, however, aspirants with PhD and NET/SET will only be eligible to apply for the job.
The pro-VC said that a majority of these 107 teachers would be recruited in new departments where there were no sanctioned posts. These departments include — biotechnology, travel and tourism, genetic engineering and molecular biology and commerce. “The chemistry department saw many retirements recently. Therefore, a major chunk of new recruits will go to this department,” Yeole added.
BJP-led government’s moratorium on new recruitment prompted NU to hire teachers on contractual basis. The moratorium on recruitment had been adversely affecting NU’s functioning. NU received an overwhelming response with over 700 applications of which 432 were found eligible. Despite this, the appointment of 92 teachers last year was delayed by about six months. The actual teaching started from November end and the tenure concluded on April 30.
NU officials said that the university was paying the teachers’ salaries from its general funds. “The fresh recruitment on contract basis was the need of the hour considering the increasing number of vacant posts following retirements. Currently, NU has about 250 vacant teaching posts. These new appointments will help NU maintain good grades during National Assessment and Accreditation Council’s (NAAC) visit by year end,” they said.
Respected Source – TOI