| Pune |
September 20, 2020 12:09:44 am
Senior members of the Senate on the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) have written to the college administration, criticising its resolution to maintain interviews for the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) for promotion of professors in affiliated faculties, at a time when remaining term-end exams are approaching.
The SPPU administration has organized for in-person interviews of candidates who qualify for promotion to the publish of professor beneath the CAS.
In their letter, Senate members have pointed that the college has but to put out a query financial institution for college students, citing paucity of time and manpower, however it’s now making ready for “non-urgent” works like conducting promotion interviews.
Practical exams have began and can go on until September 25, whereas from October 1 to 30, concept exams for final-year diploma college students shall be performed in an online-offline method.
“The CAS is basically for promotion to the post of professor. If from one college, four professors qualify, then not only do they all have to go for the interview, but even the administration staff has to prepare their records and go present it, and even the principal has to go. A panel of subject matter experts has to conduct the interview. In this Covid-19 situation, we don’t think it’s essential to assimilate such a big crowd. Also, irrespective of whether the interview takes place now or two months later, arrears will be given to the candidates, so it’s better to put it off for some time, ” mentioned Shamkant Deshmukh, a senate member.
In their letter, the Senate members additionally identified that professors and instructing employees are busy in making ready query banks for college students, that are nonetheless pending for many programs, and it’s not advisable to divert their consideration from this important job.
“If interviews are organised at this time, professors, principal and department heads would get engaged in it and there would be negligence of exam work. Also, there is a big health risk in getting candidates of affiliated colleges from three districts to the university premises. Given these circumstances, the interviews should be held after university exams are over,” learn the letter.
The letter was signed by the Senate’s senior members and educationists, together with Gajanan Ekbote, Shamkant Deshmukh, Sanjay Kharat, Santosh Dhore, Dadabhau Shinalkar and Bhagyashree Manthalkar, amongst others.
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