Students Bear The Brunt As Universities Fail To Look Up | Patna News – Times of India

Students Bear The Brunt As Universities Fail To Look Up | Patna News - Times of India

Patna: Institute Higher education His tenure in Bihar saw many ups and downs. educational Travel to the year 2023. In the absence of regular Vice-Chancellors and sanctioned posts of teachers are lying vacant. Universities Work continued under ad hoc arrangements. And, this year also saw an unprecedented conflict between the Department of Education and the Chancellor’s Secretariat over the governance of universities.
The appointment of Assistant Professors to vacant posts in various universities and colleges could not be completed this year due to some procedural and legal hurdles.
Bihar State University Service Commission (BSUSC) had advertised 4638 Assistant Professor vacancies in 52 subjects for 13 traditional universities of the state in November 2021 and started the recruitment in July 2022. But before he could appoint nearly 1,000 assistant professors, it was done. Patna High Court stayed further appointments due to some legal loopholes.
BSUSC Chairman Girish Kumar Chaudhary said that efforts are on to quickly resolve the legal issues raised by the court. He said that as soon as the commission gets the green signal from the court, the interview of the shortlisted candidates in various subjects will be started.
Meanwhile, in a major development, the state education department has allowed universities to hire teachers of various categories from certain private agencies on approved vacancies identified by the former. The department has also fixed the rate of payment of remuneration per class to these hired teachers. According to the department’s notification, this arrangement is only for a period of two years.
Most universities in the state have been running without full-time, regularly appointed vice-chancellors for quite some time now. Chancellor Secretariat has advertised VC posts in seven universities, namely LN Mithila University, Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University, BN Mandal University, Jayaprakash University, Patna University, BRA Bihar University and Aryabhatta Knowledge University ( AKU). of August this year.
However, in an unusual move, the state education department also advertised the vacancies of VCs in five universities on its own, creating a frenzy in academic circles. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had to intervene in the matter and eventually the advertisements issued by the education department were withdrawn.
The Raj Bhavan is already engaged in the selection process of Vice-Chancellors through search committees constituted by the Governor. Sources said that the appointments are likely to be finalized soon.
In another positive development, a total of 15 institutions of higher education, including two universities and 13 colleges, were recognized by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) this year. While Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) was recognized with A++ grade, LN Mithila University was recognized with B+ grade. Nalanda Open University, which shifted to its new campus at Bargaon in Nalanda this year, was also recently evaluated by a NAAC peer team and is likely to announce the grade soon.
NAAC state nodal officer NK Aggarwal said that interestingly, for the first time, as many as eight affiliated colleges in the state have been recognized by NAAC this year.
Despite some initial hiccups, all universities in the state introduced four-year degree courses under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) as recommended by the National Education Policy, 2020.
The new syllabus for this four-year degree course has been prepared by subject experts appointed by the Chancellor.

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