JK Higher Education Department starts process to engage teachers on academic arrangement

Jammu: After announcing a month-long summer vacation in the government-degree colleges (GDCs) in Jammu (Summer Zone) from June 5 to July 5, the J&K Higher Education Department has begun the process for engagement of lecturers and teaching assistants on the need-based academic arrangement in the colleges for academic session 2020-21.

Online applications have been invited from eligible candidates for engagement as Lecturers/ Librarians/ Physical Training Instructors (PTIs) and Teaching Assistants/ Assistant Librarians/ Assistant PTIs on the need-based academic arrangement in government colleges of Jammu division (excluding the constituent colleges of the Cluster University of  Jammu (CLUJ) —GGM Science College, Jammu, Government College for Women (GCW) Gandhi Nagar, SPMR College of Commerce, Jammu, Government College of Education and Government MAM College Jammu and Autonomous College GCW  Parade.

The applications are invited for as many as 41 subjects in various streams.

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“The principal of GCW, Gandhi Nagar, who is also the Nodal Principal, will prepare a subject-wise common merit list for Lecturers and Teaching Assistants/ PTIs and Assistant PTIs/ Librarians and Assistant Librarians strictly as per the criteria issued by the higher education department,” an official said.

In February this year, the Higher Education Department had issued guidelines for the engagement of candidates on academic arrangement basis in of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The principals of the colleges were told to work out the actual requirement of the need-based teachers strictly as per the available teaching workload of respective courses and according to their respective weightage.

Despite a protest by the Academic Arrangement Teacher Association (AATA), in both Jammu and Kashmir province in 2019 over changing of the government order, the higher education department continued with it and termed their services as “need-based”.

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