‘It will place advertisement inviting applications to fill 70 posts’

Meritorious postgraduates looking for a career in teaching at Mangalore University and its two constituent colleges will have to wait only for five days for an opportunity opening up for them. It is because the university will publish an advertisement for mass recruitment of teachers next week, according to sources in the university.

Sources told The Hindu that the university would publish an advertisement either on Monday or Tuesday for recruiting as many as 70 teachers. The mass recruitment of teachers would be done after a decade.

Those teachers would have to teach postgraduate students on the university campus at Mangalagangotri and at the university’s two constituent colleges – University College at Hampankatta and at Field Marshal K. M. Cariappa College at Madikeri.

Backlog posts

The 70 posts of teachers would include 13 “backlog posts” reserved for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates.

The total posts include that of assistant professors, associate professors and professors, sources said.

In addition to about 70 teachers, the university would recruit two principals for its two constituent colleges which do not have full time principals. An advertisement to this effect would also be out next week.

Sources said that the university was ready to publish an advertisement to this effect a month ago. As the model code of conduct came into force after the Election Commission announced elections to the State Legislative Assembly the university sought the clarification from the commission whether it could publish the advertisement or not. The commission asked the university not to go ahead with the advertisement till the process of election completed on May 10.

They said the university would publish an internal advertisement (next week) meant for only its serving teachers inviting applications from them for their promotions. This process is technically called career advancement scheme. The promotions are from assistant professor to associate professor and from associate professor to professor.

Promotions

About 80 teachers in the university are eligible for promotions. But they have to apply for it in the prescribed format of the University Grants Commission. The promotions would be based on academic performance indicator points prescribed and obtained by teachers, sources said.