Shimla: Executive council of Himachal Pradesh University approved changes to Wilson Formula for selecting new lecturers by doing away any marks for teaching experience, reducing weightage for research publication of papers and spreading scholastic attainment by incorporating merits attained in graduate and plus two level.
Briefing about the decisions taken at the executive council meet held today, Vice-chancellor Sunil Kumar Gupta said, â€œslight changes in the Wilson Formula for recruitments had been approved by the executive council today.â€
The 10 marks awarded for scholastic attainment for teaching under the formula have been done away with for selecting lecturers and the 15 marks awarded for publication of research paper have been reduced to 5 marks, said the vice-chancellor.
Instead 5 marks have been allocated for Plus 2 result, 10 marks for BA and 35 marks for MA results. Over marks for scholastic achievements remains at 80 marks and 20 for interview, he said.
No changes in the formula have been made for selection of readers and professors, he added.
Former vice-chancellor Anil Wilson had laid out the marks grading criteria for selecting academic staff, which was endorsed by the Himachal High Court.
Other decisions included approving a hike in pay scales for university staff. The staff with government scale has already come under the ambit of a government notification and for the others UGC scales in principal have been approved.
Another decision taken was for issuing of a show cause notice to private B Ed colleges that had failed to comply with necessary infrastructure, administrative or academic requirements for operating the institutes.
The notice asks why affiliation of such institutes should not be withdrawn for failing to comply with university requirements, said Gupta. Besides, a provision of imposing Rs 50,000 fine was approved by the council on these institutes was approved.