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Written test, interview for BU lecturers

Berhampur: Those interested to work as a lecturer in Berhampur University would now have to undergo a written test besides facing a face-to-face interview.

Berhampur became the first varsity in the state and perhaps very few universities in the country to conduct both written test and face-to-face interview to select candidates for the posts of lecturers.

The syndicate of the university, in a resolution, suggested the vice-chancellor to hold written examination in recruitment of the lecturers. The apex decision making body of the university however authorised the vice chancellor to take such decision of conducting of the written test for the aspirant posts of the lecturer before appearing for interview.

The syndicate`s decisions in this regard was to ensure quality education in the university by recruiting good teachers. The decision, however, will be only applicable for the recruitment at the level of the lecturers, but not for the posts of the reader and professor.

Vice Chancellor J K Mohapatra welcomed the decision of the syndicate. "It was an unanimous decision of the syndicate and I welcome it, which will ensure recruitment of good quality of the teachers in the university," he said.

The university will soon issue advertisements for filling 25 teaching posts in different faculties, including lecturers, readers and professors, university sources said.

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