Officials in Bihar have said that as many as 5 lakh candidates, primarily engineering and Ph.D degree holders, had applied for 4,257 posts of guest teachers in the government-run schools of Bihar.
“We have received nearly five lakh applications for 4,257 posts of guests teachers in schools. It is much beyond our expectation,” an official of the Education Department was quoted by IANS.
The news agency also quoted officials as saying that nearly 80 per cent of candidates who had applied were from engineering stream, mostly B.Tech and M.Tech degree holders.
The state government decided to appoint guest teachers to cope with the shortage of teachers in its schools.
According to media reports, the last date of application was 15 June and the selection process will include written and personal interview. Local reports added that candidates’ age should be between 21 years to 64 years, while the age relaxation will be applicable for reserved category candidates as per organisation norms.
A merit list will be prepared on the basis of the application for every district and these lists will be subject wise panels, reported NDTV.
1041 posts out of the 4,257 guest teacher vacancies are meant for English teachers while 791 are for Mathematics and 1024 for Physics.
Chemistry has 974 teacher vacancies while Botany has 290 and Zoology has 137 vacancies.
According to reports, these guest teachers will be provided a daily remuneration of Rs. 1,000 or a monthly salary of Rs. 25,000 maximum.