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IGNOU 2021 Jobs Recruitment Notification of Chair Professor Posts

IGNOU 2021 Jobs Recruitment Notification of Chair Professor Posts
Indira Gandhi National Open University 2021 Jobs Recruitment Notification. IGNOU inviting applications for the positions of Chair Professor. Interested and Eligible candidates can apply for the positions.

Last Date for Submission of the Application is on Jan 31st, 2021.

Post and Vacancies:
Chair Professor - 04 Posts

Qualification Details:
1. Name of the Post: Chair Professor

2. Number of post: 04

i. Chair Professor: Bahadur Shah zafar Chair - 01
ii. Chair Professor: Shaheed Kartar Singh Chair - 01
iii. Chair Profess: General Shah Nawaz Chair - 01
iv. Chair Professor: Sindhi Chair - 01

3. Salary:

(i) For those in Govt service at present: Academic level 14 of 7th CPC i.e. Rs. 1,44,200 – Rs. 2,18,200/-, 
(ii) For those already retired or other than the Govt service: a consolidated honorarium of Rs 125000/- per month

4. Nature of appointment: Short term contract basis for a period of two years extendable for one more year

5. Objectives of the Chair Professor: Generally the Objectives for which a Chair Professor is appointed are as under:

(i) To study and carry out research in a specific area of interest in which advocacy and promotion through sustained research and dissemination of knowledge and information are the primary concerns;
(ii) To organise conference, seminars, symposia, and capacity building etc. to support and sustain research and dissemination of knowledge in the relevant areas;
(iii) To lead research in areas of interest common to the sponsors and the University;
(iv) To secure the participation and continued involvement of other academic and research institutions involved in the special areas of work;
(v) To promote establishment of networks of such Institutions;
(vi) To promote and contribute to the objectives of the University. 

6. Eligibility conditions (A or B):

(i) An eminent scholar having a Ph.D. Degree in the concerned/allied/relevant area, and published work of high quality, actively engaged in research with evidence of published work with, a minimum of 10 research publications in the peer-reviewed or UGC-listed journals and a total research score of 120 as per the criteria specified of this Document of University Grants Commission Regulations on Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and Other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Other Measures for the maintenance of Standards in Higher Education, 2018; herein after referred as University Grants Commission Regulations, 2018] appended with this advertisement

(ii) A minimum of ten (10) years of teaching experience in University/College as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/ Professor, and / or research experience at equivalent level at the University/National level Institutions with evidence of having successfully guided doctoral candidate.

B. An outstanding professional, having a Ph.D. Degree in the relevant/allied/applied area, from any academic institutions (not included in ‘A’ above) / industry, who has made significant contribution to the knowledge in the concerned/allied/relevant discipline, supported by documentary evidence provided she/he has ten years’ experience.

7. Nature of appointment and duration: The appointment will be made on short term Contract basis for a maximum period of two years or 70 years of age, whichever is earlier.

8. Salary/Remuneration: 

(i) Candidates already working in Government service and fulfilling requirement of experience & eligibility conditions, shall be appointed on short term contract basis in a Professor’s scale in the Academic level 14 of 7th CPC i.e. Rs. 1,44,200 – Rs. 2,18,200/-, alongwith usual allowance like TA/DA/HRA etc. However, deputation duty allowance will not be paid. In addition he/she shall also be eligible for a contingency fund of Rs. 25000/ per annum for meeting the chair related expenses.

(ii) Candidates already superannuated and fulfilling requirement of experience & eligibility conditions, shall be appointed on short term contract basis on a consolidated honorarium of Rs 1,25,000/- per month. In addition he/she shall also be eligible for a contingency fund of Rs. 25000/ per annum for meeting the chair related expenses. He/she shall not be eligible for any other allowance.

Age: Maximum Age limit on the last date of application shall be 67 years.

Other Conditions:
1. The Chair Professors will be appointed on short term contract basis for a period of two years extendable for one more year, from amongst the suitable candidates working/retired, through all India advertisement and selection by the duly constituted Selection Committee as per University Guidelines for Chair.

2. The Chair Professor shall not form any part of the normal faculty strength of the School of Studies or Centre concerned and shall not be eligible for any perquisite like University accommodation/housing, staff car etc.

3. The applicant desirous of appointment as University Chair Professor, in addition to a formal application online, will also be required to submit a detailed Write up containing their vision and Work plan for the Chair. They will also be required to make a presentation before the Selection Committee so as to enable the Selection Committee to have a comprehensive assessment of the candidates.

4. The cut off date for determining the eligibility conditions will be the last date of submission of application through online

5. The applicant will be solely responsible for the authenticity of the submitted information. The applicants are required to read details regarding qualifications, experience, screening criteria etc. as available on the University website, along with this advertisement before filling up the form. The data once entered by the applicant shall not be allowed to change. Therefore, the applicant should check the entries before final submission.

6. Applicants should possess the prescribed qualifications and experience as on the closing date of application through online mode, as prescribed in the advertisement.

7. The applications received shall be screened as per screening guidelines appended with this advertisement for short listing the applicants to be called for interview (please see appendix I). Mere fulfillment of the qualification or the eligibility criteria does not entitle an applicant to be necessarily considered or called for interview. Canvassing in any form will be treated as a disqualification.

8. Publications ‘under submission’ or submitted to referees will not be considered towards calculation of marks for publication criteria. Further, all the items for which marks are claimed should be strictly in accordance with the screening guidelines attached with this advertisement.

9. Consequent upon adoption of self-certification provisions as required by the Govt. of India, the University shall process the applications entirely on the basis of information/documents uploaded with the application. In case the information/documents are found to be false/ incorrect by way of omission or commission, the responsibility shall lie solely with the applicant and the applicant shall be liable for action as per law.

10. No interim correspondence regarding selection process will be entertained at any stage during the process.

11. The Shortlisted candidates called for interview should report along with all the testimonials/certificates (in original) along with valid photo ID (Aadhaar/Voter Id/Driving License/Passport). A set of self-attested photocopy of certificates/testimonials with respect to the qualifications, experience and category as applicable, indicated in the online application form, duly certified by the applicant, will also be required to should be submitted at the time of interview. No TA/DA shall be paid to candidates for attending interview.

12. Applicants serving in Universities, Colleges, Government/Public Sector Undertakings (including Boards/Autonomous Bodies) etc are required to submit their application through proper channel. They will be required to submit ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the employer, at the time of interview, if not uploaded with the online application earlier.

13. All correspondence from the University including interview letter, if any, shall be sent only to the email address provided by the applicant in the online application form. Therefore, the applicant shall ensure that a valid email ID is provided in the application form.

14. Applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria given in this advertisement and / or are incomplete in any respect shall be summarily rejected. Before applying online, applicants are advised to go through detailed notice available on the website of the University.

15. The University reserves the right to amend or modify any eligibility condition/ selection criteria after issue of advertisement. The corrigendum/addendum, if any, shall be issued on the University website only. The applicant is required to visit the University website for any updates/corrigendum/addendum in this regard.

16. In case of any dispute/ambiguity that may occur in the process of selection, the decision of the University shall be final. Applicants are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess the essential qualifications laid down in the advertisement.

17. Any dispute regarding the recruitment will fall under the jurisdiction of Delhi.

Director, Academic Coordination Division, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi- 110068

Selection Process:
Methodology of Shortlisting the Candidates

1. The applications so received shall be placed before a Screening Committee, which on the basis of criteria so decided, shall prepare a list of all the eligible candidates indicating the marks scored by them in descending order i.e. starting from the candidate getting the highest marks towards the candidates getting the lower marks.

2. In case of tie in the marks of two or more candidates, the candidate having the higher/highest marks at the Master’s level shall be ranked above the other(s).

3. Based on their score as per criteria given above, a maximum of upto 15 candidates will be called for interview against each post of Professor. In case of any dispute with regard to screening of the applications, the decision of the Screening Committee shall be final.

4. The marks awarded to the candidates during the process of screening of applications shall not have any weightage/credit or merit during assessment/interview of the candidates by the Selection Committee as these marks shall be used only for screening/shortlisting purposes.

5. The time taken by candidates to acquire M.Phil. and/ or Ph.D. Degree shall not be considered as teaching/ research experience to be claimed for appointment to the teaching positions. Further the period of active service spent on pursuing research degree simultaneously with teaching assignment without taking any kind of leave, shall be counted as teaching experience for the purpose of direct recruitment.

6. The University shall not be responsible for any error/omission/commission/suppression of relevant information by the applicant knowingly or unknowingly while filling up the application form and uploading the documents. In case the applicant gets screened/shortlisted/selected/appointed on the basis of the incorrect/ inadmissible/ forged/ fabricated credentials furnished by him/her, his/her candidature shall be liable to be cancelled at any stage of the recruitment/at any time during the tenure of the service and appropriate legal action under applicable law shall be initiated against the applicant.

7. The University reserves the right to modify/withdraw/cancel any communication made to the applicant. In case of any dispute arising out of such a situation, the decision of the University shall be final and binding on the applicant.

How to Apply:
1. The applications are to be submitted online before the last date indicated in the advertisement.

2. The online portal will be open from 25.12.2020.

3. The last date for submission of online application is 31.01.2021 or 30 days from the date of publication of advertisement in the Employment News, whichever is later.

4. The last date for receipt of hard copy of filled in application submitted online is 05.02.2021 or 5 days after the closing date of submission of Online application.

5. The hard copy of the printout of application submitted online alongwith self-attested copies of necessary certificates/documents should reach the Director, Academic Coordination Division, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi- 110068 through registered/speed post within time.

6. The envelop containing application form should clearly indicate the name of post, name of Discipline, Name of School and Advt. No.

6. All applicants are required to apply online in the prescribed format of application form as available on the University website with complete and correct information and attachments within the prescribed time limit indicated in the advertisement. Application forms, downloaded and submitted offline, would Not be accepted

Official Notification

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