Recruitment of lecturers begins

900 candidates get their appointment letters on Day One of KPSC counselling


Higher Education Minister Arvind Limbavali handing over the placement order to a candidate selected as lecturer in a Government Degree College. Collegiate Education Commissioner Nagambika Devi is also seen. DH PHOTO

They will be teaching in different government degree colleges across the State.
The candidates were placed as lecturers at the colleges of their choice, based on counselling conducted by the Department of Collegiate Education (DCE).

Sareena P Khabade has been placed as a lecturer at the Government Science College. Having completed M Phil in Biotechnology from Mysore University, Sareena opined that the new system of counselling to place lecturers is one of the best measures taken by the government.

She said, “The counselling process is fair and just. It is transparent, and lecturers are given the opportunity to choose posts in government degree colleges based on availability and eligibility.”

As many as 2,142 orders were given by the government, for which placement will be continued over the next two days, said Dr N Nagambika Devi, Commissioner, Department of Collegiate Education.

She pointed out, “The first candidate who was placed at the Maharani Arts College has already reported to work as a lecturer and has even conducted two classes. The placement and recruitment orders are for 20 subjects with immediate effect.”

‘Report soon’

Higher Education minister Aravind Limbavali called upon lecturers, who got placement orders through counselling to report to duty at the earliest. The minister said the government had taken measures to improve infrastructure in all government colleges.

“Of the 183 first grade colleges, 64 had got land for buildings, while the rest were being run in rented buildings. There was no dearth of funds for construction,” he said.
He asked the lecturers to strive to improve rate of admissions in government colleges.

The counselling process was delayed for more than an hour. Although candidates were present at the college by 8 am, verification of records began around 9.30 am. It was followed by counselling at about 11 am.

The staff of the Collegiate Education Department were seen convincing candidates to open a salary account with Axis Bank, which had set up a desk in the counselling centre.
As a few candidates protested saying that they already had one account, the department issued a fresh instruction that only those who needed an account could open it.

Computer operator’s faux pas

Mahadev, who stood first among those selected as lecturers in Chemistry, had almost lost the option to get a placement in the college of his choice. Mahadev, a native of Mudhol, was looking for a placement in the Government Science College in Bijapur. During the counselling, he informed the computer operator of his choice of college.  The operator, for sometime, fiddled with the computer mouse and then said there was no vacancy in Bijapur.

The candidate insisted that there was a vacancy of his choice, and the same had been displayed on the notice board of the counselling hall.

However, the operator argued that chemistry is not being taught in Bijapur at all. Higher Education minister Aravind Limbavali, commissioner Nagambika Devi and a few mediapersons were witness to the incident.

Limbavali asked the operator to show the list of vacancies once again. To the surprise of everyone present there, Bijapur college was at the top. While Mahadev wore a smile on his face, the operator admitted his ‘mistake.’

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