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UoM mulling hiring of retired professors on temporary basis to fill vacancies

Mysuru: For more than 18 months, management of the University of Mysore (UoM) was in limbo owing to the loss of a full-time vice-chancellor. While the appointment of Prof G Hemantha Kumar after a protracted delay has put an finish to the administrative paralysis, it has certainly not put an finish to the varsity’s troubles. Acute scarcity of each coaching and non-teaching workforce at the varsity has, no longer unsurprisingly, hampered a number of academic programmes. More than 300 coaching posts are vacant, and scholars have needed to endure the brunt of what's essentially a bureaucratic lapse.
However, with the varsity looking at an audit via the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), the control is contemplating hiring retired professors to all departments to arrest the slide in academic high quality. The varsity, meanwhile, will proceed to seek for full-time teachers to fill the various vacant posts in the faculty. Meanwhile, the control hopes that using retired teachers, albeit on a temporary basis, will help spice up the varsity’s NAAC score.

UoM VC Prof Kumar stated that getting the state government’s approval for direct recruitment of teachers was, in this day and age, the top priority for the varsity control. “If the recruitment process gets delayed and we are left with insufficient collection of teachers in June or July, which is when the brand new academic 12 months begins, we will be able to rent retired professors to fill the vacant posts,” The UoM VC informed STOI.

No appointment of teachers for 12 years

Stating that there was an pressing wish to fill all the vacancies in the faculty, UoM VC Prof Kumar showed that more than 300 coaching posts have been mendacity vacant. What is extra, the lack is well explained via the fact that the varsity has no longer hired a unmarried full-time faculty member in the past 12 years!

Sources in the varsity showed to STOI that at the UoM syndicate meeting hung on December five, which by the way was the first to be chaired via Prof Kumar, the proposal to rent retired professors was mentioned. “The UoM syndicate approved the proposal to rent retired professors for one academic 12 months. The proposal is to rent one or two retired professors in each division to verify academic activities aren't impacted. An NAAC crew is predicted to visit the varsity for an audit in the coming academic 12 months, and we hope that this measure will help spice up our score among varsities throughout India,” stated an official privy to the traits. He stated that officials in the UoM control suspected that scarcity of teachers might were some of the reasons for the varsity’s slide in the NAAC score.

Meanwhile, Prof Kumar reiterated that the varsity would rent retired teachers most effective in the match of the recruitment process dragging on past July. He reaffirmed the control’s commitment to begin the process to appoint full-time faculty individuals at the earliest. “Modalities of the process might be decided via teachers and heads of all departments,” the UoM VC stated.

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