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Varsities submit list of teacher vacancies

Patna University in a step towards teachers’ recruitment has submitted a development report to the education department with a list of vacancies for faculty members.

Out of 11 universities in the state, Patna University is one among the six institutions that have submitted the development report.

Once the education department receives the list of teachers’ vacancies from all the universities, it would submit the compilation to Bihar Public Service Commission.

The recruitment process would start after the list is submitted to the state public service commission.

The other universities that have submitted the list of vacancies are Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, LN Mithila University, Darbhanga, Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, KSD Sanskrit University, Darbhanga and Maulana Mazharul Haque Arabic and Persian University, Patna.

The Muzaffarpur university has the highest number of vacancies with 759 empty posts, followed by LN Mithila University with around 690 vacancies and the Bhagalpur university with 619 vacancies.

The Patna University — the state’s oldest one — has submitted a list of 412 vacancies.

While preparing the development report, the universities have been asked by the education department to focus more on courses that are in demand such as management, computer and biotechnology.

These courses would be given preference during the recruitment of teachers.

Education department principal secretary Amarjeet Sinha said once all the universities submit the list of vacancies, the compilation would be forwarded to Bihar Public Service Commission for starting the recruitment process.

He added: “The teachers’ recruitment would be completed on time so that all the universities get new teachers before the next academic session.”

The academic session in major universities begins in August.

The process to recruit teachers in the state’s universities would begin for the first time since 2003 when 1,050 faculty members were hired.

Sources said there are around 3,400 vacancies for permanent position of teachers in the state’s universities.

The appointment process would be conducted on the basis of the University Grants Commission recommendations.

Sources said based on the number of applications received by the state public service commission, the panel would either conduct a written test or only an interview for the recruitment process.

If the Bihar Public Service Commission receives a large number of applications, it would conduct a written test followed by an interview.

Although if the applications received are not too many then the state public service commission would conduct the interview for recruitment of teachers.