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Varsity stares at teacher crunch

Kolhan University (KU) is grappling with acute teacher crisis even as it gears up to start its new academic session from July 15.

The varsity is yet to finalise the list of new teachers who would fill in the vacant posts at different colleges.

However, the fault may not lie with the varsity alone. For, the varsity had asked all the 14 constituent colleges to send two lists — one giving details of number of sanctioned and vacant posts and other with names of few retired teachers, toppers and those who have cleared the National Eligibility Test who could be hired on contractual basis.

But, most of the colleges have not yet sent the details. They would first like to see the students’ strength and then send the details.

“We have send the details about the number of sanctioned and vacant posts in different departments, but have recommended any name. We first want to see the new batch and then decide,” said Usha Shukla, principal of Graduate School College for Women.

The university has been facing teacher crisis, as there has been no new appointment by Jharkhand Public Service Commission for the last 15 years. In fact, the number of teacher is half of what is required at the colleges.

University vice-chancellor R.P.P. Singh, who had earlier said that the new batch would not face any hassles as far as faculty is concerned, is still optimistic that they will be able to ready to list before July 15.

“It is true that we are yet to get details from all the colleges. In fact, unless the colleges send us the names of the proposed teachers, we cannot appoint them. However, I am hopeful that we will complete the process,” said Singh.


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