Patna: The Bihar government has decided to appoint faculties in its eight universities through Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC). Presently, a total of 3,395 seats of teachers are lying vacant in the varsities because there has been no appointment for more than nine years. All the appointments would be made before the start of next academic session in 2013.
According to a media report, the government will make an amendment in the Bihar State Universities Act to pave the way for the appointment through BPSC. The education department has already prepared the draft, which is to be sent to the cabinet for approval, the report said.
The universities having large vacancies are Magadh University (650), BRA Bihar University (600), L N Mithila University (550), Tilka Manjhi University (425), J P University (380), Veer Kuer Singh University (360), B N Mandal University (230) and Patna University (200).
Earlier an amendment bill had been introduced which had proposed constitution of a University Commission but it was turned down governor Devanand Konwar, who is also chancellor of the state universities, saying it was a finance bill. After that the government decided to go for new appointments through the BPSC.