To speed up college teacher’s appointment, Rajasthan likely to kill interviews

Yes you read it right, the Rajasthan government is planning to discontinue interviews and instead select teachers on the basis of written exams, higher education minister Kiran Maheshwari.The minister was replying to a query on the large number of vacancies in government colleges and the delay in filling them

Maheswari said that there were 1248 vacant posts in various colleges. Of these, 117 posts have been filled up while selections have been made for another 184. The interview process to fill the remaining posts is underway. Her department has also asked the RPSC to start the examination process to fill another 939 vacancies that are coming up. “We hope to fill all the vacant posts March 31 next year,” she said.

Guru-Shishya Samvad soon

Addressing a press conference on four years of the BJP government, she said the government will launch a ‘Guru-Shishya Samvad’ programme, under which college students can discuss with their teachers the issues and problems related to their institutes and prepare a roadmap to resolve them. The programme will be launched from Poddar College in Jaipur on December 11 and replicated in other districts later. Maheshwari said the government has allotted land for 60 new colleges.

More funds for colleges, universities

The grant given to colleges for building construction has been doubled — from Rs 3 crore to Rs 6 crore. The five state universities have been given Rs 20 crore for infrastructure development in three phases, she added.

In addition, under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a centrally sponsored scheme, Rs 200 crore have been given to 100 government colleges and five state universities have been given Rs 100 crore for infrastructure development.

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