Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University (TMBU) would soon get additional teachers.
The state government has approved the varsity plan to appoint new teachers. Advertisements for the same would be published in January. The varsity has been facing shortage of teachers.
TMBU registrar Tahir Hussein Warsi, who met education department principal secretary Amarjeet Sinha on November 23, said: “The government is willing to create a positive academic atmosphere inside the campus and has approved fresh appointment of teachers to fill the vacant posts.”
The varsity has been asked to prepare a detailed project report of existing teachers and vacant posts in colleges and postgraduate departments. Warsi said the report should be sent to the education department by November 30.
“The appointment would be done through Bihar Public Service Commission. We hope to fill posts by June 2014,” Warsi said. “The government would allot Rs 20 lakh for maintenance of college buildings that have completed 90 years,” he said. Sources said the varsity has 855 teachers for 1,529 sanctioned posts. There are 133 teachers in the postgraduate department, while 216 posts are sanctioned. Warsi said the 117 guest lecturers would continue serving. Earlier, the varsity had decided to discontinue their services.
Students’ organisation have welcomed the decision to appoint more teachers at TMBU.