Pvt sector workers eligible for technical institute faculty

An industry professional with requisite qualification and at least 10 years work experience in private sector can also be recruited as faculty in technical institutes, provided the candidate’s company has a successful continuous standing of at least 10 years.

However, preference should be given to candidates with working experience with public sector undertakings (PSUs), said the All India Council for Technical Education’s notification issued as clarification on various “issues and anomalies” with regard to service conditions of teachers at technical institutes.

“Working experience in public sector undertaking is preferred. However, private sector can also be considered provided the Industry has a successful continuous standing of at least 10 years,” it said.

The experience of such candidates can be considered only after production of certificate issued by their employer. The area of operation of their industry of must be related to the relevant field of discipline.

The experience certificate of such candidate must include work profile, designation and duration of service, the council said.


The AICTE issued the notification recently to clarify the issues and anomalies identified in its 2010 regulations on qualifications, pay scales, service conditions, career advancement schemes and other matters related to service in technical institutes.

“We have issued the notification based on recommendation of a committee after two rounds of the meeting of the council. We had received several representations from institutes and faculties on various issues arising in the implementation of 2010 regulations,” an AICTE official told Deccan Herald.

The council also puts a ban on technical institutes from filling faculty positions in humanity and sciences departments through direct recruitment of candidates with basic minimum qualifications in non-engineering subjects.

According to the council’s notification, candidates with Master degree in relevant subject of humanities and sciences with first class seeking appointment to technical institutes as faculty will have to clear the National Eligibility Test (NET), conducted by the University Grants Commission, or similar tests conducted at the state level.

“The institutions should not consider these qualifications for direct recruitment for faculty position, at any level of post from the date of publication in AICTE Regulations, 2010,” the council clarified.

The Council also made it clear to the technical institutes on much “teaching load” should be give to faculties.

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