OPSC Recruitment 2021: Process begins for recruitment of 320 associate professors in state universities

OPSC Recruitment 2021: Process begins for recruitment of 320 associate professors in state universities

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has released the advertisement for recruitment to the posts of Associate Professor in the public universities of the state working under the Department of Higher Education. This time 320 affiliated professors will be appointed.

This is news of relief for these universities which are facing shortage of faculty. From teaching to research and guiding PhD scholars, the low number of teachers remains a major issue in universities.

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Eligible candidates can apply for these posts from 23 July to 23 August in 11 universities. Registered online applications can be submitted on OPSC website till 31st August. The minimum age limit is 21 years as on January 1 this year, while the maximum age limit for retirement age by default. Applications are invited for these posts in 50 subjects including English, Physics, Anthropology, Zoology, Law, Economics, Dharma Shastra, Advaita Vedanta, Nyaya, Vedas, Sarva Darshana and Grammar.

Out of the 320 associate processors, Ravenshaw University Cuttack will get the highest share (52 teachers) followed by Utkal University (44), Berhampur University (36), Rajendra University Balangir (36), Kalahandi University Bhawanipatna (32), Rama Devi Women’s University Bhubaneswar (28), Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanja Deo University Baripada (27), Gangadhar Meher University Sambalpur (22), Sambalpur University (20), Fakir Mohan University Balasore (14) and Shri Jagannath Sanskrit University Puri (09).

OPSC has already started the recruitment of Assistant Professors for 12 State Universities. “In November last year, we had given a demand letter to OPSC for the appointment of assistant professors. The process is underway, and we will get a new batch of assistant professors after a few months,” said an official of the higher education department.

Earlier, university teacher recruitment was conducted by the respective universities. But the state government had amended the Odisha University Act, 1989 last year and decided to conduct teacher recruitment through OPSC.

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