The Karnataka State government has decided to conduct Common Entrance Test (CET) for appointment of Lecturers for government first grade colleges in the state.
Karnataka Higher Education minister R V Deshpande has decided to conduct the CET.
The recruitment of the Lecturers in the state was till now through the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC). But, an additional entrance test will help to consolidate the selection of Lecturers.
The state MLCs Basavaraj Horatti and Puttanna and Maritibbe Gowda, who raised the issue and said that despite guest lecturers taking over a major portion of the work, their services had not been regularised for the past decade.
Replying to a query minister said, "The government have sympathy on guest Lecturers, but we dont have any legal framework to regularise the services of the guest Lecturers."
According to the available sources, government is already in the process of preparing the syllabus for the proposed CET, by taking into account of various universities.
Around 913 vacancies for Lecturers' posts, which includes 153 backlog posts, is available in the state government colleges.