Kerala universities to appoint teachers on contract basis for 5 years

PK Manikandan

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Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has taken measures to introduce modern courses in universities across the state. Additionally, the universities will recruit teachers on contract basis for a period of five years instead of making one-year appointments as guest lecturers. Earlier, it was alleged that appointing guest lecturers for a one-year period is affecting the quality of teaching.

The faculty appointments will be based on published research papers and work experience. Teachers appointed on five-year contracts will be given UGC Pay scale and will also be allowed annual increments. After five years, the teachers will be interviewed and appointed permanently. Work experience in project-based courses will be an advantage.

Project-based courses

The courses will be introduced at Kerala University, MG University, Calicut University, Kalady University, Kannur University, Cusat and the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS). The government has approved the appointment of three teachers for each project-based course.

Main Courses offered

Kerala University: MSc Chemistry (Functional Materials), MSc Computer Science with Specialization in Machine Learning, Master of Design (M.Des) Program, and Game Art Development.

MG University: Post Graduate Degree in Physics (Nano Science and Nano Technology), Chemistry (Nano Science and Nano Technology) and Biotechnology (Industrial Bioprocess).

Kalady Sanskrit University: PG Diploma in Sanskrit Computational Linguistics, Multidisciplinary Masters in Disaster Mitigation and Management.

Kannur University: PG Diploma in Cyber ​​Security, MSc Biostatistics with Specialization in Epidemiology and SAS Programming.

University of Calicut: Diploma in Digital Media Production, Data Science and Analytics.

Cusat: MTech in Sensor System Technology, MSc in Marine Genomics, MSc in Actuarial Science.

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