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Tenured - On Campus
  • Appointments

    Selection process for filling faculty posts under the Institute (other than the non-tenure positions) by advertisement shall be constituted in the manner laid down below:
     

    Selection Committees

     
    (i) University Level Selection Committee:
    • Vice-Chancellor (or his nominee) – Chairman
    • Two external experts in the concerned discipline
    • Director of one of the 4 campuses – nominated by the Vice-Chancellor
    • One of the Chairmen of the Department Level short-listing committee from one of the campuses in the concerned department/discipline
    • Dean of Faculty Affairs – Convenor
    • Directors of the remaining BITS campuses (Special Invitees)
    (ii) University Level Short-listing Review Committee:
    • Vice-Chancellor (or his nominee) - Chairman
    • Directors of Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad Campuses
    • Dean of Faculty Affairs - Convenor
    • Director, Dubai Campus (Special invitee)
    (iii) Campus Level Short-listing Review Committee (one for each campus in India)
    • Director of the campus
    • 2 or more Professors – to be identified by the campus Director
    • Professor In-Charge of Faculty Affairs of the campus
    (iv) Department Level Application Short-listing Committee (at least 3 members ) (one for each campus and for each discipline)
    • Chairperson – to be nominated by the campus Director from amongst:
      • the HODs, if he/she is a Professor, ELSE
      • Any Professor from the Department, ELSE
      • Any Professor from a related discipline, ELSE
      • Any Professor from the campus.
    • All other Professors and Associate Professors from the Department,
    • Additionally up to two Professors from the campus if the members above are fewer than 3 – to be nominated by the campus Director.
    Note: The short-listing committee will seek the views of all faculty members in the department in its effort to short-list or not short-list a candidate by having them express their opinion at any time, but particularly during the audio-visual interaction with the candidate.
     

    Pay Structure for the Faculty The following is the pay structure for all faculty members:

     
    Designations Pay Band (PB) (Rs.) Academic Grade Pay (AGP) (Rs.)
    Senior Professor Min. 66,000 and no cap 12,000
    Professor Min. 53,000 and no cap 10,500
    Associate Professor 37,400-67,000 (Min.45,500) 9,500
    Assistant Professor 1. 37,400-67,000 (Min.37,400)
    2. 15,600-39,100 (Min. 30,000)*
    1. 9,500
    8,000
    Lecturer 15,600-39,100 (Min. 18,500) 7,000
     
    *If an Assistant Professor reaches the maximum of Pay Band, he/she will continue to get the annual increment assuming he/she is placed in the next higher Pay Band without any change in AGP. One will continue to move in the higher Pay Band till the pay in the Pay Band reaches Rs. 67,000/- after which no further increments will be granted.
     
    Rate of Annual increment: 
     
    The rate of increment will be 3% of the Basic Pay, that is, sum of the pay in the Pay Band and Academic Grade Pay applicable, which will be rounded off to the next multiple of 10. The amount of this increment will be added to the existing pay in the Pay Band.
     
    Dearness Allowance: 
    Dearness Allowance is as per Central Government Rules. 

    Terms and Conditions

    • Lecturers
      • Appointment will be on temporary basis for one year, to be assessed and renewed every year based on their performance in teaching and research for a maximum of 6 years and subject to the following:
        • They will normally be required to engage in research towards their PhD for 50% of the time,
        • They must make every effort to complete their PhD within 6 years, failing which they may continue to work on PhD as full time or part time students without financial support from BITS.
      • Once he/she completes the PhD, he/she can apply to BITS for the position of an Assistant Professor if he/she chooses to. The application will be processed following the usual process of short‐listing and interview for the position of Assistant Professor Appointment as an Assistant Professor will not be automatic.
    • Assistant Professors
      A fresh Ph.D. in any discipline will be eligible to be appointed as an Assistant Professor on “temporary against a regular position” with the minimum pay of Rs. 30000 in the Pay Band of 15600-39100. Once he/she successfully completes three years period, his/her performance will be assessed. If appraisal is favorable, his/her appointment becomes “regular” and will be placed in the Pay Band of 37400-67000 with a minimum pay of Rs.37400 and AGP of Rs.9500. However, he/she will continue to be designated as Assistant Professor. If appraisal is not favorable, the temporary appointment will normally cease to exist at the end of six months of his/her existing term.
    • Associate Professors
      New appointment of Associate Professors will be on “temporary against a regular position” for a period of one year in the Pay Band of 37400-67000 with a minimum pay of Rs.45500 and AGP of Rs.9500. Such appointments will be made “regular” after a favorable assessment at the end of one year. If appraisal is not favorable, temporary appointment will cease to exist at the end of his/her existing term.
    • Professors 
      New appointment of Professors will be on “temporary against a regular position” for a period of one year with a minimum pay of Rs.53,000 and AGP of Rs.10500. Such appointments will be made “regular” after a favorable assessment at the end of one year. If appraisal is not favorable, temporary appointment will cease to exist at the end of his/her existing term.
    • Senior Professors
      New appointment of Senior Professors will be on “temporary against a regular position” for a period of one year with a minimum pay of Rs.66,000 and AGP of Rs.12000. Such appointments will be made “regular” after a favorable assessment at the end of one year. If appraisal is not favorable, temporary appointment will cease to exist at the end of his/her existing term.

    Minimum qualifications

    • Lecturer
      • ME/MPhil/MPharm/MBA or equivalent in a relevant discipline from an institution of high repute (with a 1st Div. or 60% in all college/university level degrees)
      • Potential for excellence in teaching and research.
    • Assistant Professor
      • PhD in a relevant discipline from an institution of high repute (with 1st Div. or 60% at ME/MPhil/MPharm/ MBA/Pre Ph.D. qualification level)
      • Potential for excellence in teaching and research
      • At least 4 publications (of which 2 are in journals of international repute).
    • Associate Professor
      • PhD in a relevant discipline from an institution of high repute (with 1st Div. or 60% at ME/MPhil/MPharm/ MBA/Pre Ph.D. qualification level)
      • At least 6 years post‐PhD experience in teaching and/or research, of which at least 3 years at the level of an Assistant Professor, or equivalent
      • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and sponsored R&D
      • At least 10 publications (of which 5 are in journals of international repute)
      • Guided at least one PhD student (independently or jointly with someone else)
      • Completed at least one sponsored R&D project of value Rs. 5 lakhs or more as PI (alternatively completed two sponsored R&D projects as a co‐PI each of value Rs. 5 lakhs or more).
    • Professor
      • PhD in a relevant discipline from an institution of high repute (with 1st Div. at ME/MPhil/MPharm/MBA/Pre Ph.D. qualification level)
      • At least 10 years post‐PhD experience in teaching and/or research, of which at least 4 years at the level of an Associate Professor, or equivalent
      • Sustained excellence in teaching, research and sponsored R&D
      • Potential for leadership in research, education and institution building
      • At least 20 publications (of which 10 are in journals of international repute)
      • Guided at least one PhD student independently (alternatively guided two PhD students jointly with someone else)
      • Completed at least two sponsored R&D projects each of value Rs. 5 lakhs or more as PI (alternatively completed one sponsored R&D project as PI of value Rs. 5 lakhs or more and completed two sponsored R&D project as a co‐PI each of value Rs. 5 lakhs or more).
    • Senior Professor
      • At least 6 years of experience as a Professor at BITS, or equivalent
      • Demonstrated leadership in research, education and institution building for at least 6 years as a Professor.
    Exception clauses: (a) In exceptional cases, the Selection Committee may relax one or more minimum qualifications given above and the committee may award one or more additional increments within the pay band, (b) For the post of an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor one may consider an outstanding Engineer/Technologist/Scientist from industry who may or may not have a Ph.D. Such a person should have made significant contribution to research or innovation while working in a position consistent with the academic position for which he/she is being considered in a company with an established reputation. His/her contribution should be adequately documented in the form of awards, designs that are in production, patents, design registrations, and/or publications.

    Type of appointments

    • The appointment of a faculty under “temporary against a regular position” may be terminated by either side with a notice period of one month.
    • The appointment of faculty under “regular” position will be valid till he/she attains the age of superannuation. Such a faculty will be assessed periodically and if his/her performance is found to be “unsatisfactory” or “needs improvement” in each of the three preceding assessments, his/her appointment will be terminated with a notice period of six months (normally).

  • Facilities and benefits

  • Travel Support

    Travel grants

    Faculty members, scientific/technical officers, administrative staff, librarians and academic staff of physical education are eligible to avail three types of travel grants for presenting papers in conference/workshop/symposium and visiting Laboratories under International Collaboration. The available travel grants are: 
    • Travel support for participating in academic conferences/seminars/symposia/workshops held within India under UGC support.
    • Travel support for participating in academic conferences/seminars/symposia/workshops held abroad through institute support.
    Institute Grant for conferences within India can be availed once in a year, while travel grants for abroad can be availed only once in three years. 
    The financial assistance will be provided for the following purposes in the order of preferences: 
    • Teachers delivering key-note addresses / plenary lectures.
    • Those contributing a paper.
    • Those invited to chair a session.
    • Those invited under international collaboration exchange programmes.
    • Those invited to give symposia/talks/invited lectures or invited to discuss arts.
    The level of the programme and the standing of the institution organizing the event should also be truly international/national/professional capable of enhancing skills or adding to the professional accomplishment of the beneficiary. 

    Nature of Support

    The grants cover some part of the travel and registration fee as per details given below:
    S.No. Nature of Support Amount
    1. 50% airfare upto a maximum limit Rs. 25,000/-
    2. DA & Local Conveyance as per normal rate for conference days and one day before and one day after conference days against vouchers Rs. 15,000/-
    3. Registration fees US $ 175
    4. TA as per Institute rules for the place of work to nearest airport (AC 2 Tier or bus)
     
    On all the applications, the Committee set up for this task in each Campus takes the final decision.
     
    The Institute also supports seminars/conferences/workshops/symposia etc. organized by different Departments across the Institute in terms of finance and manpower requirements for conducting the events. Institute encourages the organizers to seek financial support from external sources and process their request for the same.

    Terms and Conditions

    • After attending the conference, the faculty member should present his/her work and share his/her experience and knowledge gained during the visit with fellow faculty colleagues through a formal presentation.
    • All vouchers / bills (in original), registration certificate, original registration fee receipt, original air ticket and boarding pass and notice of seminar delivered by faculty member for sharing the knowledge gained should be attached to the claim sheet. Fill the TA/ DA form with proper details of travel and DA. It is advised to attach the original ticket of travel, however it is not mandatory but in such case one should mention the distance in Kms from station of origin to destination.
    • One should submit the detailed proforma along with TA/DA forms within 15 days of trip dates. In case if the visit was not made, same should be intimated to Educational Development Division of the Institute in written application.

  • Utilization of Overheads for Sponsored Projects

    Following information can be viewed only by employee of BITS Pilani.
     
     
    For more information, Please contact Dean, Faculty Affairs.

  • Appraisal

    Following information can be viewed only by employee of BITS Pilani.
     
     
    For more information, Please contact Dean, Faculty Affairs.

  • Superannuation

    The age of superannuation is 60 years.  However, a faculty member in his/her 55th year of age will be assessed for his/her performance over the previous five years. If the assessment is favorable, his/her age of superannuation will be revised to 65 years.
     
    If it is unfavorable his/her age of superannuation remains sixty years. An "unfavorable" assessment may be reviewed subsequently at any time before he/she superannuates.       
     
    However, he/she will be allowed to continue till the close of academic session in which he/she attains the age of 60 or 65 years as the case may be.

  • Promotion

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    For more information, Please contact Dean, Faculty Affairs.

Current Openings

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