Newly opened degree colleges to admit students from coming academic session

Govt clears above 500 teaching, non-teaching posts for 52 colleges

Srinagar: With the government sanctioning creation of over 500 teaching and non-teaching posts, all the newly opened degree colleges will start running academic courses this year, officials said.
The government had announced opening 52 degree colleges last year but nearly half of them had failed to enrol students in the face of lack of infrastructure and teachers.
But from the upcoming academic session, all the colleges will start operations after the Higher Education Department’s recent sanction to creation of 572 teaching and non-teaching posts required at the institutions, the official added.
The posts comprise 208 posts of Assistant Professors and 52 posts each of Principals, Physical Training Instructors, apart from non-teaching staff.
Secretary Higher education department Talat Parvez Rohella that they are waiting for the government decision about reservation policy and will refer these posts to recruiting agency by March.
He said the additional staff required at the colleges will be filled by contractual staff, which will be taken from the general merit list of this year’s staff to be appointed at the colleges under academic arrangement.
According to Rohella, they will be requiring additional posts for the institutions and filling those is also under consideration of the government.
Rs 12 crore will be spent on each college building in the first phase to accommodate 500 students for the next three years on an average, he added.
“And once the second phase of construction is completed, each college building will be able to accommodate up to 1000 student
“We might even go for the third phase of work if need arises to accommodate 1500 students at each college on an average,” Rohella added.

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