Candidates feel cheated as Jamia does a U-turn on contractual appointments

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By Muslim Mirror Special Correspondent ,

New Delhi: In a bizarre violation of rules, Jamia Millia Islamia, is converting the posts of contractual assistant professors into guest lecturers. According to many candidates who appeared for the interview of the contractual posts, the administration has categorically told them if selected, they will be taken in as guest lecturers.

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In Jamia Millia Islamia a contractual member faculty gets a salary of Rs. 60,000, and it is counted as teaching experience. However, guest teachers are given honorarium of Rs. 1000 per lecture with a maximum limit of 25 lectures.

A university official speaking on the condition of anonymity said that after UGC’s new directives on rostering, the university is unclear about its position and things will get sorted in 15 days time.

“An order by Allahabad High Court which is related to appointment of contractual staff has created a confusion. After the order we are uncertain about appointment of contractual staff but there is hope that things will get clear by the end of this month” said the official.

As the interviews for the contractual positions are going on, the university administration has not yet come out with any official clarification despite repeated queries from the candidates.

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