Bihar state university service commission (BSUSC) is set to extend the date for submission of applications for appointment of 4638 assistant professors in 52 subjects in the state’s universities.
The commission had advertised the vacancies on September 23, just ahead of the announcement of state meeting election, and the final date for submission of applications online used to be November 2.
On the other hand, in view of state meeting election and restricted activities in the universities because of Covid-19 pandemic and other offices, the candidates were finding it difficult to procure the required certificates.
“Because of puja, pandemic and elections, procuring certificates and documents is very difficult, as officials don’t seem to be to be had. We have urged the commission to extend the date by a minimum of 30-40 days. Even getting a caste and income certificate is difficult. There are lots of others who have submitted their Ph.D thesis, but viva is still awaited because of non-availability of reports from experts. Others are struggling to submit their thesis,” they said.
Following growing requests from candidates, the commission has determined to extend the date. “It is under our active consideration. We can make a decision on the period of extension on Friday,” said commission chairman Dr Rajvardhan Azad.
Bihar’s universities and colleges are seriously understaffed because of delayed recruitments. Final time, BPSC had advertised 3364 vacancies in 2014 almost 17 years after the preceding advertisement in 1997 and the interview process got underway in 2015 and stretched up to 2020.
Right through the period, growing vacancies because of retirement practically diluted fresh intake. Many colleges and departments in the state continue to run without any teacher or just one or two.