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Polls over, govt focus on education schemes

The education department would initiate steps to complete pending works owing to the Election Commissionís model code of conduct coming to end after the declaration of results.

Sources said appointment of teachers at university and elementary schools would be initiated and the department would start the process of the next Teachersí Eligibility Test (TET).

The department plans to make large-scale appointment of teachers at universities after a gap of nearly 12 years. Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) would carry out the appointments and the education department has also asked for a list of vacant posts at university.

Sources said all universities have submitted a fresh list of vacant posts of teachers (assistant professors) to the education department. Education department special secretary H.R. Srinivasa told The Telegraph: ďAll universities have submitted the vacant list of teachers. Based on the list, the department would sent a requisition to the BPSC for filling posts of assistant professors.Ē

The education department also plans to recruit around 2,200 teachers in different universities.

Srinivasa said the education department would send the requisition after May 16. Based on requisition from the education department, the BPSC would issue an advertisement and the appointment of teachers in the universities would be done according to rules of the University Grants Commission (UGC), which mandate either a PhD degree or a National Eligibility Test (NET) qualification.

After the teachersí appointment at varsities, the department would organise recruitment camps for to fill up vacancies at schools.

The state education department has to appoint around 40,000 teachers at different schools. Based on TET examination conducted on December 2011, around 28 lakh candidates had appeared in the test.

In pipeline

  • Appoint university and elementary school teachers
  • Start work on next Teachers’ Eligibility Test
  • Recruit around 2200 university teachers
  • Conduct recruitment camps for school teachers