Guwahati: Assam Cabinet Approves Promotion for 1,705 Assistant Professors in Provincialised Colleges

Guwahati: Assam Cabinet Approves Promotion for 1,705 Assistant Professors in Provincialised Colleges

The decision, taken in the weekly cabinet meeting, aims to streamline the promotion process and uphold the quality of teaching and research in higher education institutions.

GUWAHATI: In a landmark move, the Assam Cabinet promoted 1,705 assistant professors in districtized colleges in the state. The decision, taken at the weekly cabinet meeting, was aimed at streamlining the development process and maintaining the quality of teaching and research in higher education institutions.

The cabinet disclosed that the promotion of assistant professors in districtized colleges would be done as per government policy. The eligibility cutoff for these promotions has been fixed prior on 8th November 2023. It may be noted that the Cabinet has removed the requirement of furnishing Income and Property Record (IPR) and Merit Performance Record (MPR) information during the promotion process but they have been granted candidates these details before 31st March 2024 submit before the date, it is bound to implement the promotion officially without further delay in process.

This strategic decision by the Assam Cabinet underscores its commitment to ensure timely promotions while maintaining academic standards in and across colleges in the state. Government of Assam aims to enhance the overall learning environment creating an authentic system of recruitment and by providing hassle free promotions for assistant professors and encouraging them to continue their commitment to teaching and research. In another key development, the Cabinet gave the green light to set up a new public university, Swahid Kanaklata Barua University, in Gohpur by the name of our brave martyr Kanaklata Barua who sacrificed her life for the nation at the young age of 16 years.

The inception of this university will be facilitated by the introduction of the ‘Swahid Kanaklata University Bill’ in the next legislative session. The move is expected to expand educational opportunities and help boost regional learning. The decisions taken by the Assam Cabinet reflect a proactive approach towards education and community development, resulting in positive outcomes for both students and the welfare of the state.

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