North Bengal University Students Protest Against State Government’s Decision To Regularise Guest Teachers
“We have been protesting here for the past six days against the state government’s decision to give permanent jobs to guest lecturers and part-time teachers. 28 departments of the institute are closed as part of the protest,” said Biswajit Das, a PhD student protesting on the campus.
The students claimed that the decision was against the rules of the University Grants Commission (UGC).
“A permanent teacher must come through the College Service Commission (CSC) or other such eligibility tests. The criteria for a college teacher must be fulfilled. If the guest lecturers are made permanent then deserving candidates will be deprived of job opportunities,” Das added.
Banerjee had earlier announced ”State Aided College Teachers” (SACT) to regularise the services of guest and part-time teachers in the state.