In response to the article titled “Written tests for Assistant Professors” published on 20th Sept.’2018.
In response to a claim by an unknown aspirant that aged old method of interview for Assistant Professors by APPSC is not free from nepotism and that written test is the only way to check the anomalies in the interview, I would like to enlighten why Academic Performance Indicator is important.
Colleges are recognized by the University Grants Commission and as per UGC Notified Regulations for Recognition of Colleges, colleges are brought under the purview of University Grants Commission in terms of regulations and guidelines on college developments, research activities for teachers, development of sports and infrastructures & equipments, faculty development programmes, organizing seminars, conferences and symposiums, skill development, curricular aspects, student’s entitlements and so on.
Further, NAAC Accreditations of the colleges are based on Academic Performance of the Faculties and the infrastructure development of the colleges.
Apart from that, IQAC seeks for teacher’s curricular and co-curricular performance like publications at peered journals, articles writing, seminar presentation and participation and accordingly submitted to the UGC for consideration.
So, as per the NAAC & IQAC, the Non –API scorers are assumed as simply quantitative rather than quality service provider and it’s a matter of big consideration for reaccreditation of the colleges.
While respecting UGC guidelines, I expect that the Selection Committee would make an assessment of the applications received for the teaching posts and that it shall be screened on the basis of the academic and other credentials of the candidates based on 100 point scale e.g., maximum of 57 points from Academic Qualifications, 33 points from Research and Publications and 10 points from teaching and extracurricular activities. I suppose that it would be the best and free from any kind of manipulation and nepotism.