Govt plans CET for selection of lecturers

Govt plans CET for selection of lecturers

The State government is planning to conduct a Common Entrance Test (CET) for recruitment of lecturers to government first grade colleges, according to minister for Higher Education, R V Deshpande.

Replying to a query in the Legislative Council on regularising the services of guest lecturers, the minister said the recruitment was till now through Karnataka Public Service Commission and an entrance test would help streamline the selection process.

MLCs Basavaraj Horatti and Puttanna (both JDS) and Maritibbe Gowda (Ind), who raised the issue said that despite guest lecturers taking over a major portion of the work, their services had not been regularised for the past decade. The minister said that the government was sympathetic to their plight but, there was no provision under the present legal framework to regularise the services of guest lecturers.

An official of Department of Collegiate Education told Deccan Herald that they were in the process of framing syllabus for the proposed CET by taking into account the syllabi of various universities. Recruitment has to be conducted to fill as many as 913 vacancies of lecturers including 153 backlog posts.

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