The Bihar government has put on hold the recruitment of assistant professors in state varsities following fresh University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines that no longer make it mandatory for aspirants with pre-2009 PhD degree to clear the NET or SLET to apply for the job.
“We have written to the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) to stop the pending interviews as we will now have to take into account the new UGC guidelines,” state education minister Ashok Choudhary told over the phone from Delhi.
While it was earlier mandatory for the job aspirants with pre-2009 PhD to clear the NET (National Eligibility Test) or the SLET (State-Level Eligibility Test) for appointment as assistant professor in colleges and universities, the UGC in April this year announced that candidates registered for MPhil/PhD programme before July 11, 2009 were exempted from clearing the NET or SLET.
Results of the interview for appointment as assistant professor in Maithili have already been published. The successful candidates have even joined duty. The BPSC also published results of interview for English teachers recently. Interviews for six other subjects – physics, chemistry, mathematics, economics, philosophy and psychology have also been conducted, but there results have not been published.
The minister told those who have already been recruited will not be affected by the latest decision.
News Courtesy: The Times Of India (link)