Giving a sigh of relief to many candidates, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has notified that the candidates having started their MCA and MSc degrees before publication of the AICTE Gazette dated March 13, 2010 and completed their degree later will be eligible for direct recruitment as well as CAS. The AICTE had made PhD or NET qualification mandatory for teaching posts, which had caused problem for many aspirants seeking for teaching opportunities.
The candidates who have done MCA/MSc. in Mathematics/Physics/Electronics/Computer Science and allied subjects, MSc (Electronic Science), ME (ET & T) and MSc (IT) from any of the recognized institutes and have completed their degrees will now be considered as eligible for direct recruitment. The notification further stated, “However, such candidates should have obtained higher qualification like M.Tech and PhD subsequently as per requirement of the post.”
Many of the MCA, MSc and ME degree holders, who were working at various technical institutes as teachers, will get benefited through this new notification released by AICTE as they had been shown doors earlier by AICTE as they made PhD or NET mandatory for teaching positions. The new guideline would also mean that there would be more eligible applications for teaching positions in technical institutes and quality of education could also improve from it. The guidelines would come as a striking opportunity for many such aspirants who were till date left aside due to the previous norms of the AICTE.