Press Trust of India|Nov 30, 2023
In a first, JNU appoints professors from ST category; largest recruitment conducted so far
JNU Recruitment 2023: Sixty-one candidates belonging to OBC category and 36 from SC community have been appointed for teaching posts.
NEW DELHI: Jawaharlal Nehru University has appointed professors from Scheduled Tribe (ST) category for the first time through the faculty recruitment in ‘mission-mode’. The university recently conducted the largest recruitment in 19 months.
Till now, 331 faculty positions have been advertised and about 186 interviews have been conducted by the selection committees, including 128 reserved positions, the university said.
Sixty-one candidates belonging to the OBC category have been appointed for teaching posts. Fifty-seven candidates under unreserved category and 36 SC candidates have been appointed for professor, associate and assistant professor posts, it said.
On the other hand, the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the JNU recruitment examination 2023 for the highest number of 388 non-teaching posts on April 26, May 4, 29 and June 2. The JNU recruitment result for 39 non-teaching positions including section officer, senior assistant, professional assistant, assistant engineer (Civil), junior engineer (Electrical), computer operator, was declared on August 10.
“Also the highest number of 108 promotions through CAS in JNU history has been done in the last 19 months and is still going on in mission mode,” it said.
Stating that the recruitment is done in mission mode, the university said: “This is bringing diversity and implementation of constitutional guarantee.”
JNU Recruitment 2023
Total number of appointments made through JNU recruitment 2023 for teaching posts after the interview round.
Category-wise total appointments
In March, the education ministry informed the Lok Sabha that a total of 3,874 teaching positions earmarked for SC, ST, OBC remain vacant in central universities. JNU was among a few universities that declared “none-found suitable during the last five years” to be recruited under reserved category.
The largest recruitment spree since the founding of JNU in last 19 months. Till now 331 faculty positions have been advertised and about 186 Selection Committees have been conducted, including 128 reserved positions.— Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) (@JNU_official_50) September 26, 2023
First time JNU has appointed Professors in ST category.
The same month, a parliamentary committee report revealed that the ministry of education is yet to fill over 27,000 vacancies in central universities, Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Indian Institutes of Information and Technology (IIIT), National Institutes of Technology (NIT), Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) and Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc Bangalore).
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