The Bihar State University Services Commission (BSUSC) is expected to extend the deadline for submitting applications for the appointment of 4,638 assistant professors in 52 subjects at state universities.
The commission announced the vacancies on September 23, just before the state assembly elections were announced, and the last online submission date was November 2.
However, due to the state assembly election and limited activities at universities due to the Covid-19 pandemic and other offices, candidates were struggling to secure the required certificates.
“Due to the puja, the pandemic and the elections, it is very difficult to obtain certificates and documents because the officials are not available. We urged the commission to extend the date by at least 30 to 40 days. Even obtaining a certificate of caste and income is difficult. There are many others who have submitted their doctoral thesis, but the defense is still awaited due to the unavailability of expert reports. Others find it difficult to submit their thesis, ”they said.
Following increasing demands from candidates, the committee decided to extend the date. “It is under our active consideration. We will decide on the extension period on Friday, ”said committee chairman Dr Rajvardhan Azad.
Universities and colleges in Bihar are severely understaffed due to delays in recruitment. The last time the BPSC advertised 3,364 vacancies in 2014 almost 17 years after the previous announcement in 1997 and the interview process started in 2015 and continued until 2020.
During the period, the increase in the number of vacancies due to retirement virtually diluted new entries. Many colleges and state departments continue to operate without a teacher or just one or two.