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  • Appointments

    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:

    Designation Grade Academic Level Entry Pay (Rs.)
    Senior Professor - 15 2,11,300 (No Cap)
    Professor - 14A 1,73,900 (No Cap)
    Associate Professor - 13A2 1,48,100
    Assistant Professor I 13A1 1,31,400
    Assistant Professor I 12 1,01,500
    Assistant Professor II 11 75,300
    Assistant Professor II 10 68,800
    Rate of Annual increment

    The annual increment given in the Pay Matrix (as attached in Annexure I) is at 3%, with each cell being higher by 3% over the previous cell, in the same Academic Level/Level, rounded off to the nearest 100. The annual increment to each employee would move up in the same academic level, with an employee moving from existing cell in the same Academic Level/Level to the immediate next cell in the same academic level.
     
    In case an employee reaches the maximum Increment Cell in the Academic Level/Level for those levels where maximum Increment Cell is defined, such employees will not be eligible for any annual increment, further. However, they shall continue to get the dearness allowance, as applicable.
     
    There shall be two dates for grant of increment namely 1st of January and 1st of July of every year. The employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial up-gradation. 

    Dearness Allowance

    Dearness Allowance is as per Central Government Rules.

    Minimum Qualifications and Terms & Conditions for appointment of Teaching Staff:
    i. Assistant Professor, Grade-II in Academic Level-10:
    The Assistant Professor, Grade-II in Academic Level-10 position is meant for prospective teaching faculty to do research along with carrying out teaching and other assignments. Assistant Professor, Grade-II in Academic Level-10 shall be appointed under the Faculty Development Program of the Institute to encourage bright young candidates (normally Higher Degree holders) to join teaching profession and provide them opportunity to hone their teaching skills and do research.
     
    Qualifications: ME/MS/MTech/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.
     
    Appointment will be on temporary basis for one year, to be assessed and renewed every year based on their performance in teaching and research up to 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.
    • All these positions are for a fixed term as per the terms of employment and will cease to exist upon completion of Term, unless renewed. Appointment to Regular Teaching Positions I.e. Academic Level 12 and above is not automatic.
    ii. Assistant Professor, Grade-II in Academic Level-11:
    The Minimum Qualifications for appointment of Assistant Professor, Grade-II in Academic Level-11 will be shared subsequently.
    iii. Assistant Professor, Grade-I in Academic Level-12:
    To attract talent to teaching profession and to give them opportunity to hone the teaching skills and to do research, a Ph.D. holder with less than three years Industrial/Research/Teaching experience, excluding the experience gained while pursuing Ph.D., shall be eligible.

    Qualifications: PhD in a relevant discipline from an institution of high repute (with 1st Div. or 60% at ME/MS/MTech/MPhil/MPharm/MBA/MSc 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).

    New Appointment as an Assistant Professor, Grade-I in Academic Level-12 will be “temporary against a regular position”. Once he/she successfully completes three years period in this position, his/her performance will be assessed. If appraisal is favorable, his/her appointment becomes “regular” and will be placed as Assistant Professor, Grade-I in academic level 13A1. If appraisal is not favorable, the temporary appointment will normally cease to exist at the end of six months of his/her existing term
    iv. Assistant Professor, Grade-I in Academic Level-13A1:
    Qualifications: Same as Assistant Professor, Grade-I in Academic Level 12 and three years of experience as Assistant Professor, Grade-I in Academic Level-12 from an institution of high repute.

    New appointment of Assistant Professor, Grade-I in Academic Level 13A1 will be on “temporary against a regular position” for a period of three* years. Such appointments will be made “regular” after a favorable assessment at the end of three* years. If appraisal is not favorable, temporary appointment will cease to exist at the end of his/her existing term.

    *Assessment is done normally between one to three years based on past experience post PhD and current performance.
    v. Associate Professor, Academic Level-13A2:
    Qualifications: PhD in a relevant discipline from an institution of high repute (with 1st Div. or 60% at ME/MTech/MS/MPhil/MPharm/MBA/Pre Ph.D. qualification level).

    For new appointment, at least 6 years post‐PhD experience in teaching and/or research, of which at least

    3 years at the academic level of an Assistant Professor, Grade-I in Academic Level-13A1 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 L or more as PI (alternatively completed two sponsored R&D projects as a co-PI each of value Rs. 5 L or more).

    New appointment of Associate Professors will be on “temporary against a regular position” for a period of one year. 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.

    vi. Professor, Academic Level-14A
    Qualifications: PhD in a relevant discipline from an institution of high repute (with 1st Div. at ME/MS/MTech /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 academic level of an Associate Professor, Academic Level-13A2 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 two PhD students jointly with someone else).

    Completed at least two sponsored R&D projects each of value Rs. 5 L or more as PI (alternatively completed one sponsored R&D projects as PI of value Rs. 5 L or more and completed two sponsored R&D Projects as Co- PI each of value Rs 5 L or more).

    New appointment of Professor will be on “temporary against a regular position” for a period of one year. 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.

    vii. Senior Professor, Academic Level-15
    At least 6 years as a Professor at BITS, or equivalent.

    Demonstrated Leadership in Research, Education and Institution building for at least 6 years as a Professor.

    New appointment of Senior Professor will be on “temporary against a regular position” for a period of one year. 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.

    Exception Clauses:
    • 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 academic Level, if any.
    • For the post of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, one may consider an Outstanding Engineer/Technologist/Scientist from Industry, Research Institute / Organization 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/Organization/Institute 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. 
    Regular vs. “temporary against a regular position”
    • 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.

    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. 

    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.
     

  • 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

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

Current Openings

On Campus Faculty positions open in all disciplines of interest at BITS Pilani. For details, kindly click on the following link.

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