Assistant professor candidates demand declaration of recruitment results


Imphal: A group of candidates, who had appeared in the recruitment for 190 posts of Assistant Professors on contract basis in the state government colleges under the department of Higher and Technical Education, urged the government to declare recruitment results as soon as possible.

In a press statement issued by the group of candidate stated that during the ongoing Manipur Legislative Assembly session, the state Education minister Th. Basanta Kumar assured that the pending result of various posts including assistant professor of Dhanamanjuri University will be declared.

“Unfortunately the education minister did not give any information concerning the recruitment of 190 Posts of Assistant Professor in State government colleges,” the candidates lament.

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The examination process for the recruitment of 190 posts of assistant professor was completed on September 21, 2021.

The applicants have been waiting for the recruitment examination results for almost one and a half years, and the recruitment has marred them from advancing their careers.

A list of shortlisted candidates was uploaded on the official website of the Directorate of the University and Higher education on August 23, 2021, after the screening of academic credentials and suitability of the applied candidates strictly in compliance with UGC norms and criteria. Accordingly, the interview for the posts began on September 3 and was completed on September 21, 2021, it added.

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The department had issued a press release on June 23, 2022, informing that the recruitment process is near completion and has been referred to the personnel department to declare results. At the same time, there are reports of an acute shortage of teaching faculty in the higher education sector, the statement said.

National Education Policy, 2020 also made it clear that adequate teaching faculty will improve the gross enrolment ratio in the higher education sector, thereby leading to overall socio-economic growth.

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Meanwhile, recruitment results of 1,500 graduate teachers were declared by the Department of Education (S) recently. But, unfortunately, the recruitment process of the graduate teachers took place simultaneously with that of the assistant professors, which is still being kept pending, the statement added.

The candidates drew the attention of the minister and the department concerned to declare the recruitment examination results as soon as possible, it added.


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