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NIT-T inducts 48 new teachers

Promotion for 131 after elaborate interview process

National Institute of Technology- Tiruchi (NIT-T) has inducted 48 new faculty members in the latest recruitment drive that witnessed an elaborate process spanning five months.

In a related exercise, 131 existing faculty members were promoted after gaps ranging from six to 10 years. Fifty-one interview boards, one each for Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor for each of the 17 departments, scrutinised the candidates for the recruitments and promotion in a process that began in November 2017.

“We are the first among the NITs to complete the process of recruitment and promotions,” NIT-T Director Mini Shaji Thomas said.

The NIT-T issued an advertisement in November, the very next month after the Anomaly Committee constituted by the MHRD came out with guidelines. The applications were called for and the interview process was carried out continuously for 40 days, from January 29 to March 11, the NIT-T Director said.

With the addition of 42 Assistant Professors, two Associate Professors and four Professors recruited under the flexible four-tier system in vogue since 2013, the faculty strength of NIT-T has gone up to 265. There are more vacancies to be filled. The institution will be able to conform to the 1:12 teacher-student ratio only when the faculty strength reaches 393. Though NIT-T got the sanction for filling 132 vacancies, the recruitment was restricted to 48 candidates in order to ensure quality. The candidates, all with Ph.D. qualification, were chosen from IITs, and other front-ranking institutions. Some of the candidates were teachers with experience in institutions abroad. “We had to ensure that the candidates were good in fundamentals, basic knowledge, and research,” she said.

The recruitment exercise will be sustained until all the vacancies are filled in subsequent rounds.

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