The overdue process of filling the vacant teaching positions in DU may start soon as the officials have asked the college authorities to issue the advertisement for the same. The application process will be online. In the same regard a letter has been sent to all the colleges of DU to fill the vacant positions of the assistant professors. A link for the centralized application form has also been sent to the colleges. No form will be accepted offline this time.
“The governing bodies of colleges have to send details of vacant positions and reservation rosters to DU for approval. Few colleges have already done it. After approval, it is the college’s responsibility to screen applications and fix interviews. DU only sends the name of experts when asked by the colleges’ governing body chairperson. This time, the form is so designed that a candidate needs to only change the college name and apply to all colleges where his/her subjects are taught. Earlier, the API score of particular candidate used to differ from college to college, creating huge amount of grievances and complaints. Now a candidate has to fill the same form and it will automatically calculate the API score of candidates,” Devesh Sinha, dean of colleges, said.
There are total of about 10,000 vacant positions in the DU. These posts were previously filled by the ad-hoc teachers. In some colleges even the post of principal is lying vacant and officials have asked the DU to advertise for the post of principal as well. The vacancies in the university will be filled according to the guidelines of the UGC.