October 23, 2020

Faculty and hostel respite for NIT-Patna

Patna: National Institute of Technology (NIT)-Patna is getting more teachers and also allotting rooms to students at Brahmaputra hostel from this session, bringing huge relief to students.

Teaching strength has gone up to around 150 with the addition of 26 new teachers in this session. Six of these teachers have joined and many more are likely to join by mid-August. The institution has also promoted 65 teachers in the rank of assistant professor and professor.

The recruitment of new teachers assumes importance, as the new academic session began on July 14 and the admission process is still continuing. NIT-Patna’s dean, students’ welfare, Prakash Chandra said: “With the appointment of 26 new teachers, the institution has moved a step towards addressing teachers’ crunch at NIT-Patna. The recruitment process began in December after Pradeep Kumar Jain joined as the institute’s new director.”

The recruitment was carried out on the guidelines of human resources department ministry, with minimum qualifications required for teaching job being MTech and PhD. The 26 teachers who have been appointed include six teachers each in mechanical and electronics branch, four each in electrical and computer science and three each in civil and architecture branch.

Students are happy with the recruitments. “The third and fourth year of engineering studies includes specialisation in certain topics, but as there were no specialised teachers to teach digital communication or embedded system design, students find it difficult to grasp the topic,” said a second-year student from electronics and communication branch on the condition of anonymity.

There’s more good news for the students. New students will now not face accommodation problem, as from this academic session, the institute has started allotting rooms at Brahmaputra hostel. The G+6 hostel block in Golakpur area of NIT-Patna has 1,200 beds. With the institution opening the Brahmaputra hostel door to students, the number of hostels at NIT-Patna has gone up to six.

Dean, students’ welfare, Chandra said: “With the institute offering hostel rooms at Brahmaputra, we will address students’ accommodation problem at NIT-Patna. The new hostel has two- and three-bed rooms. We have offered hostel rooms to all students, priority being given to new-comers.”

“Private rooms in Ashok Rajapth are very expensive,” said Saurav Anand, a third-year student living in a private room on Ashok Rajpath. “We have to pay Rs 4,000-5,000 for a room on Ashok Rajpath. Also, the rooms are small are unhygienic compared to rooms in our hostels.”

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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