The Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU, has released a recruitment notification inviting applications for the positions of Chair Professor. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions on or before January 31.
IGNOU Recruitment 2021 Vacancy Details
Chair Professor- Bahadur Shah Zafar Chair
Chair Professor-Shaheed Kartar Singh Chair
Chair Professor-General Shah Nawaz Chair
Chair Professor- Sindhi Chair
Objectives for which a Chair Professor is appointed are as under:
(i) To study and carry out research in a specific area of interest in which advocacy and promotion through sustained research and dissemination of knowledge and information are the primary concerns
(ii) To organise conference, seminars, symposia, and capacity building etc. to support and sustain research and dissemination of knowledge in the relevant areas
(iii) To lead research in areas of interest common to the sponsors and the University
(iv) To secure the participation and continued involvement of other academic and research institutions involved in the special areas of work
(v) To promote establishment of networks of such Institutions
(vi) To promote and contribute to the objectives of the University
Nature of appointment and duration: The appointment will be made on short term Contract basis for a maximum period of two years or 70 years of age, whichever is earlier.
Maximum Age limit: The maximum age limit on the last date of application shall be 67 years.
(i) Candidates already working in Government service and fulfilling requirement of experience and eligibility conditions, shall be appointed on short term contract basis in a Professor’s scale in the Academic level 14 of 7th CPC i.e. Rs 1,44,200 – Rs 2,18,200, along with usual allowance like TA/DA/HRA etc. However, deputation duty allowance will not be paid. In addition he/she shall also be eligible for a contingency fund of Rs 25000 per annum for meeting the chair related expenses.
(ii) Candidates already superannuated and fulfilling requirement of experience & eligibility conditions, shall be appointed on short term contract basis on a consolidated honorarium of Rs 1,25,000 per month. In addition he/she shall also be eligible for a contingency fund of Rs 25000 per annum for meeting the chair related expenses. He/she shall not be eligible for any other allowance.