Mysore/Mysore: In a boost to its academic excellence and to achieve its academic goals, the Mysore University (UoM) has decided to fill vacant teaching positions at the University after obtaining government approval.
The UoM Assessment Center Council meeting, chaired by Vice-Chancellor Professor G. Hemantha Kumar at Crawford Hall here on Friday, observed that the quality of teaching and research is declining in due to the shortage of teachers.
The assembly, after deliberating on the matter, resolved to immediately fill the vacant faculty positions.
Pointing out that the appointment of faculty has not been made for years, Council members observed that it is not correct to conduct academic activities only with the help of visiting lecturers. Noting that although the number of students is increasing year on year and the number of teachers has not increased accordingly, the members want the University to make the appointments taking into account the student-teacher ratio.
Noting that the establishment of a career crossroads has been of great help in the pursuit of the objectives of the National Education Policy-2020, the members expressed the wish that research activities be increased in collaboration with the institutions of support.
Appointed Council members Dr. K. Mahadev, Prof. M. K. Surappa and Dr. D. Sudhanva, Deans and Senior Professors of various departments attended the meeting.