Patna: Schools and colleges in Bihar would not face any shortage of teachers from the next academic session as steps have been initiated to fill up all the vacant posts, said state education department principal secretary Amarjeet Sinha.
Addressing a function organized at Patna Science College geology auditorium to give appointment letters to 98 students selected by Wipro Ltd under its ‘Earn while learn’ scheme on Friday, Sinha said nearly 1.40 lakh schoolteachers are being appointed in the current academic session and 3,300 assistant professors would be appointed in different colleges and universities before the commencement of next academic session. Patna University (PU) vice-chancellor Y C Simhadri was the chief guest at the function.
Sinha said the best talents would be appointed as college teachers by the Bihar Public Service Commission. He said that 52 colleges of the state would have e-library with sufficient computer terminals on their premises by the end of March and all other colleges would be getting this facility in the next financial year. Besides, language labs would be set up in 50 colleges by the end of the current financial year.
He said as per the government decision one higher secondary school is to be set up in every panchayat. This year, 1,400 panchayats would have one higher secondary school each. All the colleges and universities are being given facelift by Bihar State Educational Infrastructure Corporation.
He told the Wipro officials present at the function, “Next time you visit the Patna Science College campus, you would not be able to recognize this institution. All its buildings would be thoroughly renovated.”
Appreciating the increasing enrolment of girls in educational institutions, Sinha said a mega cultural event is being organized in the city from February 9 to 13 to showcase their talent. As many as 10,000 girls would demonstrate their skill in judo and karate at Patna Gandhi Maidan. Besides, as many as 86,000 girls have been selected for training in different skills under the skill development scheme, ‘Hunar’.
Congratulating the students selected for the jobs, PU vice-chancellor Y C Simhadri said that campus hiring was the most effective way of selecting fresh talents for jobs.
Giving away appointment letters to the selected candidates, Wipro campus hiring global head Rajeev Kumar said the selected candidates would get monthly stipend during the four years of their training and they would also be able to complete their postgraduation studies at BITS Pilani or Vellore Institute of Technology during this period.
The undergraduate students selected for the jobs under the scheme of Wipro include 21 fromMagadh Mahila College, 28 from Patna Women’s College, 8 from Patna Science College and 41 from BIT Patna.
College principal U K Sinha said a personality development class would be introduced in the college soon for preparing students for various jobs.