GAYA: With the average age of 1300 plus MU teachers working in the Post Graduate Department’s, 44 constituent and 4 deficit grant minority colleges, as per rough estimates, being around 60 years (65 years being the age of superannuation), the university desperately needs fresh blood to break the inertia and infuse new ideas and enthusiasm.
No recruitment has taken place in the university since 2003 and even the 128 teachers appointed about 13 years back face a cloudy future as the appointments were conditional and the appointees had to give a written undertaking that they would automatically be losing their jobs if the ongoing vigilance inquiry into charges of manipulation and other irregularities confirmed the charges. The vigilance probe continues at snail’s pace.
While awarding C grade to the university, the expert team of National Assessment and Accreditation Council, noted with disapproval the near total absence of fresh blood in the university and during their interaction with university officials, the NAAC team members are learnt to have remarked that the top heavy nature of the faculty did not augur well for the university’s growth trajectory and a sizeable number of senior teachers were already in ‘retirement mode’ contributing little to research, the all important aspect of university’s profile.
Agreeing that the university lacked fresh blood, Vice Chancellor Professor Md Ishtiaq said that he can do little in the matter as he did not have the power to appoint teachers.
Bihar Public Service Commission, the new recruitment agency for university and college teachers has advertised 609 teaching positions in the university. The imbalance will be reduced as and when the Service Commission completes the recruitment process. The VC hoped that quality wise too, the new recruitments would bring improvement as only NET qualified aspirants are now eligible for the job.