The Faculty Association of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar has also pressed for revocation of the cooling period for the NIT graduates.
The association is mobilising heads of various departments and other faculty members to pursue the case in the interest of the students.
“The institute is facing lot of criticism over the issue of cooling period rider in appointments. The rider should be removed for the benefit of the students,” said one of the faculty members at NIT.
Also, the Faculty Association of NIT Srinagar (FANITS) has accused the administration for delaying deliberations over the issue which is telling upon the career of students.
Sources say the issue was discussed in the last senate meeting and where it was resolved that it will be sent to the Advisory Committee on Faculty Recruitment (ACOFAR) for deliberation and subsequent recommendation to a competent authority.
“Unfortunately no such resolution came up in the minutes of the meeting. This simply means that the administration is deliberately delaying the issue,” a source in NIT said.
He added that the president FANITS had raised the issue with director NIT who had assured to issue a corrigendum but that also was not done due to which the matter could not be referred to ACOFAR so far.
The president FANITS in his letter to some heads of the departments has stated that he was approached by various faculty members of NIT to discuss the issue at association level. In the letter, the president has sought recommendations from HoDs over the matter.
“Before the matter is discussed in the executive committee of FANITS I would be grateful if you can give your remarks in the matter,” reads a letter written to the head of mathematics department.
The aspirants affected by the cooling period rule say its unfair to them, as the rider prefers candidates from other institutions taking the jobs at NIT.
Director NIT Rakesh Sehgal said the centrally-funded institute was following rules set by MHRD.
"If MHRD relaxes this rule then we can also go ahead accordingly," Sehgal said.
"Those who are not aware about the rules should avoid making comments on such issues," Sehgal said.
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