Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Teaching Staff Shortage as Per The Student Ratio In IIT

To get to the ideal teacher- student ratio, it is projected that the elite institutes will be taken close to a decade by the Indian Institutes of Technology. At present, the ratio must be concern in IITs as it is stipulated by the government that a teacher-student ratio must be 1:10. At present the faculty strength is 3,904 all India.

An IIT director said that "Around 35 to 40 new teachers are being picked by the older IITs annually”. He also revealed that as PhD members went up and due to OBC expansion, the student strength has risen rapidly. To take the faculty numbers up so sharply and quickly it is not easy for them, say Next to impossible.

The Director of IIT RoorKee Pradipto Banerjee stated "Just because we are facing staff shortage, the quality of teaching faculty cannot be compromised and even we do not want to compromise. It has been acknowledged that extra burden goes on our existing teachers, but we are searching for good people”. Recruitment will start once the finance ministry gives its nod.

"Better-qualified people are qualified for modern equipment and sophisticated labs," says the IIT head. As per the need of an individual institute people will be recruited and the requirement will be submitted by each IIT. 

According to the latest updates from Hindi News Paper, the responsibility of running the labs has been on the shoulders of the faculty and the staff. The faculty members will be able devote time to teaching and research and will be free from the responsibility of looking after the labs and the workshops by the help of new technical cadre staff.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Kedarnath Temple : Prayers Are On After Three Months.

On Wednesday the flood-hit Kedarnath temple have opened the doors for the pilgrims after deathly silence and shut for nearly three months. As soon as the sanctification and atonement ceremonies at the sanctum that has been already spruced up by the authorities are done, routine prayers resumed soon at the Himalayan shrine in Uttarakhand.

Power, water and mobile connectivity have also been restored. The Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna and also the top brass of the state government are expected to attend the ceremony. To complete the preparations at shrine, a government body managing the shrine and the staff of the Badrinath Kedarnath Temple Committee (BKTC) - have already reached the shrine.

In every Ten days the new staff will replace the staff members those who are on duty. On a rotation basis the services of the staff will be provided. To restart the “Puja” all the preparations have been done. The district administration has allowed restricted entry to the shrine for pilgrims to reduce the pressure from the local people.

The Rudraprayag administration, earlier just after flood tragedy, had placed a ban on pilgrim’s entry into the temple. Now, the batches of pilgrims consisting around 20-25 pilgrims will be allowed to visit the shrine at a time.

According to the sources from Hindi News, the state government got huge embarrassment after the recent recovery of dead bodies in the valley. “All the dead bodies have been removed from the valley by police in August” State police claimed it.