The Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University’s strict rules and authoritarian process for appointing regular teachers have put colleges in the dock. The colleges have to complete inflexible process for appointing 50 percent regular teachers till October 31, 2014 but the process is so lengthy and complicated the college administrations are finding the time limit short and inadequate. Now, many colleges are planning to send request letters urging the RTMNU to extend the time limit.
According to college administrations, the process for appointing regular teachers takes at least six months. The colleges are facing the difficulties in finding qualified teachers and regularizing them. Although demand for teachers in colleges has increased but appointing them in accordance with the rules is taking enormous time. In this situation, some colleges are stressing upon extension of time limit and planning to send RTMNU a request letter in this regard.
The Acting Vice Chancellor of RTMNU said the 250 colleges which did not have a single regular teacher have till now appointed 280 regular teachers. Soon the shortage of regular teachers in all the colleges will be completed. However, according to information, a few of the 250 colleges have completed the process for appointment of one regular teacher. On the other hand, there are many colleges that have totally failed to appoint regular teachers.
According to new rule, for those colleges which have completed five years of establishment, appointment of 50 percent regular teachers is mandatory. This rule applies to both graduate and post-graduate courses. Those colleges that have not completed five years, appointment of full-time Principal and regular teachers is must in the first year. From second year onwards, appointment of full-time teachers according courses is mandatory. And those colleges that have completed five and are starting a new course then appointment of one regular teacher from second year till completion of five years is must for the new course. The responsibility of appointing teachers is mainly on Presidents/Secretaries of the colleges.