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JNTU-H defers faculty recruitment

JNTU-H defers faculty recruitment
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JNTU-H defers faculty recruitment. The faculty recruitment drive in Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Hyderabad (JNTU-H) which has gathered...

Hyderabad: The faculty recruitment drive in Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Hyderabad (JNTU-H) which has gathered dust for over a year has been deferred again, this time due to the formation of Telangana state. The interviews are scheduled to start on February 25.

“Several representations have been made from the applicants, faculty and also student organisations to postpone it as the social situation is not conducive. So, we decided to halt the interviews for a while. The postponement is roughly for about three weeks and not more than that. Once the issue settles down, in three weeks, we will take it up,” Prof. N V Ramana Rao, Registrar of JNTU Hyderabad told The Hans India.
Over 186 posts are to be filled through the recruitment drive and there has been intense lobbying to bag these posts from many aspirants.
It may be recalled that there was a huge protest at JNTU College, Jagityal recently where in several faculty members, who were temporarily deputed from the Headquarters, protested against the decision to make them permanently appointed in Jagityal. Due to their intense agitation, the recruitment drive was stopped and the administration has assured them to bring them back to Hyderabad.
JNTU-H has set up three colleges at Sultanpur in Medak district, Jagityal and Manthani in Karimnagar district but at no college, the faculty strength is not more than half than the required number. The recruitment is primarily taken up to fill up these vacancies.
But some pro-Telangana organisations have started demanding that the entire faculty should be recruited from this region only and the administration should revisit the modus operandi in this regard. “As the students are of this region and there has been many talented unemployed have remained jobless, the chance should be given to them,” a student leader demanded.
University sources however, declined to comment on this citing the issue is sensitive.
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