Hyderabad: Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) has convened a meeting with the Vice-Chancellors of the State universities on recruitment in the varsities on Tuesday. The meeting to be attended by the V-Cs of 11 universities will deliberate on the recruitment procedure for hiring regular teaching staff. The State government is already exploring the option of holding a centralised recruitment with a common screening test for vacant assistant professor posts in the universities.
It may be mentioned here that the State government had accorded permission for recruitment to 1,061 teaching vacancies in 11 State universities. Apart from recruitment, the TSCHE officials and V-Cs will discuss various issues pertaining to universities.
Also, the expert committee constituted by the TSCHE to study cluster system in the colleges, courses and resources sharing will meet on Tuesday. The committee will work out modalities and study the intricacies in transferring the credits and sharing resources available in the cluster system and submit a report.
Another expert committee on the common entrance test for the PhD admissions into six conventional universities is also likely to meet on Tuesday. This committee has been tasked to examine the existing selection procedure for conducting the common entrance test for PhD admissions as per the University Grants Commission guidelines and submit a report to the TSCHE.
According to an official, irrespective of qualifying in the National Eligibility Test and State Eligibility Test, candidates seeking admissions into PhD programmes in the State universities may be asked to appear for the Common Entrance Test.
“The committee will study the existing procedure for conducting entrance test for the PhD programme. Based on the recommendations of the committee, necessary action will be taken by the government,” an official said.
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