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RIMS Ranchi to publish fresh ad for appointing faculty

Ranchi, May 7, 2008: Fresh applications will be invited for the selection of 101 faculty members for Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) as the health department noticed several anomalies in the first advertisement.

The health secretary and vice-chairman of the RIMS governing body, Siyaram Prasad Sinha, said an advertisement will be published by the month-end so that all vacant posts for faculty could be filled within the three-month deadline set by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

“The advertisement would be published as soon as we interview those who responded to our first ad, which was published on February 1,” Sinha said.

Pointing out one of the anomalies, Sinha said, the advertisement has a fixed age-limit for faculty members but the department later decided to give opportunities to those who are the best in the field irrespective of their age. “How can age be a criterion to select a good teacher?” he asked.

Sinha added that the advertisement published had debarred a candidate who had failed an examination. “A student who has failed in a particular examination can excel in the field while an average cannot,” he said.

Pointing out the third anomaly, Sinha said, the advertisement had not taken reservation into consideration. “It is a cognisable offence. The next advertisement will follow the criteria,” he said.

He added that the final result would be published only after interviewing all the candidates.

“Those who had appeared in the first interview need not reapply. A comprehensive list will be prepared for candidates who appeared for both interviews,” he added.

There are 101 vacancies in the college, including nine posts for professors, 40 for associate professors and 23 for assistant professors.

Applications were also invited for 12 posts in the super-specialty section besides four for general teachers. Around 271 candidates had applied.

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