Bihar varsity recruitment: Application deadline extended for 4638 assistant professor posts – education
The Bihar State University Services Commission (BSUSC) on Friday extended the date for the online submission of applications for the appointment of 4,638 assistant professors in 52 subjects at the state’s universities by one month, that is, until 2 December.
For the submission of hard copies, the candidates have more extension. The last date for submission of applications by mail is December 24.
Commission chair Dr. Rajvardhan Azad said that in light of the state assembly elections and restricted activities in universities and other offices due to the Covid-19 pandemic, elections and festivals, the candidates they had difficulties obtaining the required certificates and the large number of applications had been made an extension of the date.
“We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis to make sure the candidates are smooth. “We received reports of problems due to restricted activities in offices, which made it difficult for candidates to obtain their certificates and documents, and after deliberations it was decided to extend the date,” he added.
The commission had announced the vacancies on September 23, just before the announcement of the state assembly elections, and the last date for submitting applications online was November 2.
So far, nearly 20,000 applications have already been submitted online, with a large number from Bihar and neighboring UP. “There are also applicants from other states. The number will grow even more once post-election performance in offices and universities improves, ”Azad said.
Bihar universities and colleges are understaffed due to recruitment delays. Last time, the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) had announced 3,364 vacancies in 2014 almost 17 years after the previous announcement in 1997 and the interview process started in 2015 and lasted until 2020.
Candidates from Bihar have been anxiously waiting to apply for the position of assistant professors, as last time some clauses made it difficult for them, as the UGC regulation of 2009 could not be implemented in Bihar universities until 2012. This time, the commission given some relaxation to the Bihar candidates, making the 2009 regulation from the date of notification by the interested universities. As a result, the number of vacancies is likely to be good.
Regarding another demand by ad hoc professors working at the University of Delhi about relaxation in the clause requiring experience certificates from the registrar, the president said the commission could not examine all individual applications. “Candidates can apply with certificates from the competent authorities. The commission will take a call after examining the merit when the situation arises, “he added.
The Registrar of the University of Delhi had written to the commission that the governing body of the universities under him was the executive body of the institution and was competent for the appointment of the director and other members of the faculty. Being the chief executive, the university director was competent to issue certificates and therefore it should be considered that he had written to the commission.