Under the initiative taken by UGC, 102 scholars will be appointed to faculty positions in various scientific disciplines in institutes around the country. Among them, 45 percent of the scholars will be from overseas.
The appointment will take place under the faculty recharge programme in which recruitment at national level takes place of the highly-motivated faculty members who are working overseas and have a flair for research in inter-disciplinary and frontier area of science. Under the programme there will be induction of almost 1000 scholars into faculty positions within a period of five years. The appointment of the faculties was released by Union HRD minister Smriti Irani.
She said, “A significant facet of this exercise relate to the number of successful women candidates (23 percent) and overseas candidate (45 percent). The present initiative is in conformity with the vision of the HRM to promote the concept of Teach in India.”
The appointed candidates are expected to give away their contributions to the critical areas of research which ranges from the domain of physics, mathematical sciences, chemical sciences, biological sciences, engineering sciences and earth sciences. In the statement issued by UGC, Irani further said, “This initiative is going to give a fillip to quality teaching and research in the university system, both Central and State, at a time when we have severe shortage of teaching faculty.”
The programme is expected to act as the reverse mechanism for brain drain and is hoped to bring back talent in the nation through providing adequate opportunities to the talented scholars. This is going to help the higher education system getting richer with cross fertilization of different culture and amalgamation of ideas and proposals from across the globe.