Thursday, July 7, 2011

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Anonymous said...

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Ankur Kulkarni said...

Perhaps this is of relevance to candidates waiting to hear from IITM.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/IIT-M-puts-appointments-on-hold/Article1-716624.aspx

Anonymous said...

Looks like all is not well at IIT Madras. It was surprising to see Prof. Madars not commenting on similar post regarding IISc where one Anon asked him regarding filing RTI.

Anonymous said...

One prospective faculty (Anon,June 10, 2011 7:36 AM) indirectly raised similar doubt but no comments from any faculty using his real name.... How can they judge without seminar unless final candidates are already fixed..:)

"Dear Prof. Madras and Prof. Sriram,

I recently appeared before the selection committee in one of engineering deptt at IITM via phone, and department didn't ask me to give seminar. I am wondering, how can they judge a candidate based only on an interview, that too lasts for 20-25 minutes or so. Are they deciding based on CV's only?""

iitmsriram said...

Dear anon July 3 @ 8:32 am,

Would you rather that candidates not be interviewed on phone and only those who can appear in person be considered? Seminars are used by the department to firm up their recommendation and selection committee members are not required to attend the seminar though they usually do. Surely you got a letter from IITM stating the date of the seminar and the date of the interview. We generally do not permit in-person candidates to skip the seminar. Telephone (or skype) interview is an enabling provision so that in-absentia candidates can be considered. In absentia candidates (with or without in-absentia, say, skype seminar) get only contract offers, meaning, they have to appear in front of a selection committee again to become permanent. I think a 20-25 minute interview is enough to gauge if a candidate is suitable for a contract offer. Statements about judging without seminar etc from anonymous posters looks like sour grapes to me. Why not show up in person, give a seminar and take the interview (which would last about the same 20-25 minutes in person also)? Of course, one can find some other sour grape comments in such cases - yeah, there was this candidate whose second cousin's third maternal uncle was on the panel and the candidate was selected etc etc

iitmsriram said...

Ankur,

Thanks for drawing our attention to the Hindustan Times article; on June 15, in this same blog, I have posted that we are waiting for the Board to approve the appointments. On June 22nd, I have reiterated this. And, on June 29th, I had posted an approximate date for the Board meeting. I dont know why people need to panic in the meantime. That only gives room for Hindustan Times to speculate and write bogus articles quoting anonymous sources. Unofficial results (at least hints) can be obtained by checking with the HoD.

Giri@iisc said...

I am not obligated to answer all questions posed here. One person asks whether he/she should file RTI against IISc. What should I reply? Whatever I reply may be put in the RTI application and a court application.

I am not the deciding authority for selection of faculty or students. If you have a grouse regarding the selection or the mode of selection, take it up elsewhere and not against me.


Thanks

Giridhar

Ankur Kulkarni said...

Thanks iitmsriram for replying and for consistently volunteering to answer questions from us.

By sending the HT article I didn't intend to insinuate further gossip, speculation and rumours, or cause any embarrassment to anyone. I thought it contained information, because it came from a newspaper. Thanks for clarifying on it. I urge others, especially anonymous commenters, to stick to exchanging information and avoid undue panic and hysteria.

I wish, however, that all IIXs had a timely dispersal of information on matters relating to applications and processing stages. Not doing this contributes to an (I think unfair) impression that the institutes take an enigmatic and whimsical approach to new appointments.

Ankur Kulkarni said...

The following two articles may also be of relevance to applicants considering the IITs.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Research-funding-up-in-IITs--IIT-B-sees-77--jump/811982/

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1110702/jsp/nation/story_14188041.jsp

Anonymous said...

Ankur,
Thanks a lot for bringing these pieces of information to us. More funding at IIT is inspiring for the prospective new faculties.
If the funding is dependent on number of students then new IITs will suffer a lot and starve for research fund.

Is there someting special for new IITs???

Anonymous said...

can anybody tell me that institutes like IIM, IITs can appoint hardly a graduate for the post of Assistant Professor ? PB3 scale ? As I would like to unearth this serius fraud which exists before IIT council.

Anonymous said...

Any updates on IITM results for faculty recruitment??

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I recently came to know of the UGC Faculty recharge scheme and thought people here who haven't heard about it may benefit from this information

"http://www.ugcfrp.ac.in/"

Thanks
Ravi

Anonymous said...

better to apply for DST inspire faculty program than ugc

Ankur Kulkarni said...

Thanks for the UGCFRP website. I had some questions - Unfortunately the contents of the website are vague about the modalities of the programme.

Does the applicant apply to UGC directly or does the applicant apply to institutions and the institution nominates the applicant? The process page says "Vice Chancellors of Universities, who are interested in inducting fresh talent through the 'Faculty Recharge' Initiative will be required to ...".

It also says - "Faculty Recharge Initiative requires that the positions be advertised nationally". This is required of whom?

As a general thought, if the faculty pay and other benefits are same as central university faculty, then isn't this program creating greater demand by increasing the number of positions? I thought the problem of faculty hiring in India is that of insufficient supply, not insufficient positions.

Anonymous said...

hello,

Does anyone know IISER pune faculty selection? I ahd given talk few months back but no response

Anonymous said...

Respected Prof. Sriram,

We all would appreciate if you could kindly comment/give some input regarding the status of IIT-M recruitment as third week of July is almost over. Thank you in advance.

Anonymous said...

Reg: UGCFRP
As far as I understood,
"Faculty Recharge Initiative requires that the positions be advertised nationally"
means UGC advertising for this program and they have done that by issuing an ad in Nature and other places.
I also think that the application has to be submitted to UGC but not via an host institute unlike RLS or Ramanujan fellowships.

Reg. DST INSPIRE program, it seems the only people who can apply are the ones in the age group of 27-32.

Faculty shortage in recruitment process is a semi debatable issue in my opinion. Since the heads of the dept.s at IITs are saying that they are receiving 100s of applications for Asst. Professor positions, I do not think that the problem is about the shortage of applicants more so than the quality of the applicants and what the dept.'s needs are.

Thanks
Ravi

iitmsriram said...

"Any updates on IITM results for faculty recruitment?" Well, Board of Governors is meeting on the 22nd.

Anonymous said...

Prof. Sriram

Does that mean, if BoG approves (or if already approved???) the list of selected candidates, the release of results is expected by the end of this month?? Kindly comment.

iitmsriram said...

IITM faculty selections of May / June have been approved by the Board of Governors. Offers letters will come out in a day or two.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot Prof. Sriram for sharing the GOOD news with us. I am sure this will bring relief to many of aspirants.

Anonymous said...

How offen BoG meets at IITs to take final decision on faculty recruitments.Any idea about IITD and IITB next BoG meeting??

Anonymous said...

Did anyone yet receive the offer letter from IIT-M?? Please share.

Anonymous said...

Prof Sriram:

Could you please post here the names
of the departments as you dispatch the
offer letters.

Thank you.

svk

Anonymous said...

Can someone please share if the offer letters are being dispatched today by IIT-M?

Anonymous said...

Dear Prof. Sriram,

Could you please kindly comment on the current status of offer letters from IIT-M? Are all the letter dispatched???

Thank you in advance.

Anonymous said...

Isn't IITM going to inform the selected/rejected candidates by email before dispatching the letters?

iitmsriram said...

IITM offer letters for all 16 departments have been mailed out today; departments have received copies with a request to send out scanned copies by email. BoG usually meets once in three months.

Anonymous said...

Prof. Sriram,
thank you for the info.

Has anyone received email of offer from IITM? Plz let us know..

Anonymous said...

Dear Prof Sriram,

I am asking too much but if possible please share some data regarding department wise selections/rejections. Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

Dear Prof. Sriram and Prof. Madras,

I have just got the good news that I have been selected for AP position at IITM, however, there are certain clauses which are difficult to understand. I would be grateful to you if you could comment on those clauses:

1. "Appointment to the post of Assistant Professor (on contract) for a period of three years" ......Does it mean that I have been hired only for 3 years, For your information, I have been interviewed in absentia on skype.

2. "This contract appointment will not confer on you any title to permanent employment at a later date. It may be terminated with one month’s notice on either side."....What does this mean? Will I be able to set up my own lab, write projects, take classes, and guide students?

3. I also have 4 years of research experience post my PhD thesis submission date, still I have been offered 'Rs.30000/- (Rupees thirty thousand only) + AGP Rs.8000 in the pay band of PB3 Rs.15600-39100'. How much would I be getting in hand after all the deductions?

Thanks
Best regards

Anonymous said...

Respected Prof. Sriram,

I also received the good news about appointment. I have the same questions as asked by anon above. Except that in my case instead of 3 years the it says contract for 2 years. We would appreciate if you could please provide some information on this. Me too appeared in absentia for interview.

Anonymous said...

Dear All,

Can someone please help me out understanding the salary structure of central government? What is basic pay of 30000 brings up the total salary?

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