Manipur government gears up to fill vacant posts of 450 assistant professor

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Imphal: Higher and technical education department of Manipur has taken up steps as a way forward to the implementation of the National Education Policy, 2020 to fill up various vacancies in the department including recruitment of 450 assistant professors for various subjects.

The education minister Th. Basanta has been taking numerous steps, under the guidance and leadership of chief minister N. Biren Singh to a cohesive educational environment in all government educational institutes in the state, the education department said in a press release on Thursday.

Pro active measures has been taken up to mitigate the various issues of the department including meeting various stakeholders of education departments – CSOs and officials of the department. One such meeting was held on Monday at the Directorate of University and Higher Education, Manipur where the director and principals including incharge principals were present. All the issues relating to higher education were discussed in detail, it added.

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One of the steps taken is recruitment process of 190 assistant professors for various subjects on contractual basis only till the posts are regularly filled through MPSC is near completion, and have been referred to department of personnel as per the required procedure for declaration of result. “In order to meet the shortage of teaching staff, steps have been taken up to fill 450 assistant professors through the Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC).” Details relating to financial implications, identification and categorisation of subjects, category wise reservation etc. are being worked out to place it before the Cabinet, the department said.

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Recruitment of 182 Group C and D posts on contractual basis has been taken up and referred to department of personnel as per the required procedure.

“Recruitment of 257 teaching and non teaching posts of Dhanamanjuri University has been taken up and is being processed for approval to declare the results.”

Process has already been initiated for the recruitment of 22 regular principals of government colleges and the department is currently prepanng the requirements for sending requisition to MPSC after placing before the state Cabinet for approval, the release added.

The department had in the past few years taken up the process of recruitment of 25 regular principals for government colleges through the MPSC twice. “However, due to the non-availability of eligible teachers, as per the UGC Guidelines, to hold the post of principals, all the requisitioned posts could not be filled up.” For better administration of colleges, the government has already given the charge of principals in some colleges to newly promoted professors who are at par with the regular principals in terms of eligibility, the education department said.

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In furtherance of a move towards the improvement of higher education in the state, the department of higher education has been actively motivating, taking up various steps for accreditation of all government Colleges In NAAC. So far seven colleges have been accredited and steps also have been taken up for the remaining colleges which is a requirement for receiving grants from various funding agencies, it added.

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