The process to fill vacant positions has started and Delhi university has instructed colleges to form committees for the same. Colleges have been instructed to form screening and selection committee(s) for shortlisting candidates and conducting interviews.
As of now, 4.11 lakh applications have been received for approximately 3000 posts of assistant professors in 63 constituent colleges.
The assistant registrar stated that a core committee formed by the university has completed the centralized screening process and the compiled data will soon be forwarded to the respective colleges for shortlisting.
Appointments were last held in 2015. However, it was abruptly held as then Vice-Chancellor Dinesh Singh’s term was to conclude in three months.
The appointment process commenced after University Grants Commission (UGC) introduced new guidelines for hiring.“The centralized screening has been completed for Arabic, Bengali, Chemistry, Electronics, Food Technology, Instrumentation, Philosophy, Psychology and Urdu. Colleges, which have vacancies in these subjects, will now have to shortlist the candidates at their level,” a top DU official quoted.
“Thereafter the colleges have to send a formal request to the University for providing a nominee of the vice-chancellor, three experts and SC/ST/OBC/Minority/Women nominee to be associated with the selection committee,” the official further added.
The interviews will start in December and the list is being finalized.
President Ram Nath Kovind and HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar at 94th convocation emphasized on the need to fill vacant teaching positions in the colleges of Delhi University.
The university has faculty vacancies for the post of assistant professors in 41 departments including Zoology, Statistics, Philosophy, Mathematics, Linguistics, Plant Molecular Biology, Electronic Science and Hindi.