In a move to better the quality of education in the engineering colleges of the backward areas, MHRD recruits 1225 candidates from IITs and NITs.
In what comes out to be one of a kind move in the history of India, Ministry for Human Resource and Development (MHRD) recruited highly qualified, motivated and talented engineers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and National Institute of Technology (NITs) to reach in the engineering colleges in the backward areas.
The move is intended to give Prime Minister Narendar Modi’s vision to provide thrust to the quality technical education in the backward areas of the country. The areas where these IITians and NITians has been employed include 12 states and, Union Territories (UTs). The MHRD ministry press released states that this is the first time that such a measure has been taken into consideration to improve the quality of education in India.
MHRD has recruited 1200 highly qualified and motivated professionals from the IIT and NIT campuses that will teach in the engineering colleges in the States/UTs like Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Tripura, Rajasthan, Andaman & Nicobar etc.
Addressing a press conference, MHRD minister Prakash Javadekar, stated on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 that bright minds to bring with them the innovation, new methods of teaching, openness to welcome the breakthroughs and above all, enthusiasm to serve as well as act as the agents of change. This initiative is intended to cater to the aspirations of the youth in the backward areas and fulfill their vision of current Indian Prime Minister.
The minister was also hopeful about these teachers contributing to the entire educational eco-system of the backward areas other than giving space and promoting the start-up culture. An appeal to M.Tech and PhD students in the premier institutes of IITs and NITs to show their willingness to work in backward areas and serve the nation got an overwhelming response as more than 5000 highly qualified people applied. The interview was conducted in 20 NITs by constituting expert teams.
The process to give a call and selection has been done through a highly competitive and rigorous process of selection done by NITs in just a short span of two months. Finally, 1225 candidates were selected and have joined 53 Engineering colleges in these states. Each of the new faculty will be given INR 70,000/month and the MHRD is to spend INR 375 crore on the initiative in the next three years. This move will benefit more than one lakh students in the backward areas with the quality education.