Requirement has shot up over the years due to steady rise in student strength

National Institute of Technology–Tiruchi (NIT-T) would increase its faculty strength substantially during 2013-14, its golden jubilee year. Against the sanctioned strength of 393, there are about 245 faculties on rolls now. A recruitment drive would be conducted for appointing 120 assistant professors for the several undergraduate engineering departments. The institute also offers a number of postgraduate and doctoral programmes in technology, science, architecture, management, humanities, and allied areas.

Requirement of teachers has shot up over the years due to the steady rise in student strength owing to 27 per cent OBC reservation. In effect, the student intake had to be increased by 54 per cent, says G. Swaminathan, registrar, NIT-T. The institute, which has tie-ups with a number of foreign universities in emerging areas, hopes to attract quality faculty with strong fundamentals, teaching capability, research experience, and industry orientation. The selection would be based on written test, academic and research experience, communication and teaching capability, and team building capacity followed by personal interview.

While the institute does not insist on relevant experience, candidates for assistant professor are required to have a Ph.D. qualification, with at least one paper published on SCI (Science Citation Information) journal.

The institute would also exercise the provision to induct assistant professors with minimum of M. Tech qualification on contract basis. During the contract period of three years, these candidates would be required to obtain Ph.D. degree.

According to the recruitment notification, the contract tenure would be extended by two years based on the progress and performance. Number of vacancies is high in the departments of civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, and metallurgical and materials engineering.

Since the faculty strength must be in 1:12 teacher-pupil ratio, the institute has simultaneously initiated a process for appointment of over 80 temporary faculties with a monthly remuneration of Rs. 42,000 each to candidates with Ph.D. and Rs. 35,000 for those with post-graduate qualification.

Acknowledging that young faculties could be attracted and retained only by creating quality education facility for their children as in IITs, the institute has created infrastructure for the school and is awaiting the nod of Ministry of Human Resources Development for starting a Kendriya Vidyalaya.

  • Candidates for assistant professor are required to have a Ph.D

  • Process initiated for appointment of over 80 temporary faculties