JAIPUR: The college education department has decided to finally sanction posts for the Rajasthan School of Arts, Jaipur for which students have been on strike for a long time. According to officials, 32 posts for assistant professors will be notified in the next vacancies for higher education. In this, 12 in drawing and painting, six in sculptors, and 12 in fine arts will be sanctioned once approval from finance is received.
College education commissioner Sandesh Nayak said, “It has been our priority to resolve the issue of vacant posts in the college. In the current vacancy for the higher education, which has been pending for EWS quota, we will increase the number of seats in which UGC qualified candidates will be selected.”
In the recent assembly session, chief minister Ashok Gehlot announced Rs 5 crore for the Rajasthan School of Arts from which recruitments will be made. The entire process will take around one year or more to be completed till then guest faculty will be teaching at the college. Except the principal for administration, entire staff will be guest faculty.
Students have been on strike for a long time. Their demands have been to appoint qualified teachers and fill up vacant posts. Police was called in to tackle the situation, but it only made it worse. Acting on this, higher education officials held a meeting with the college students on Wednesday after which the decision was taken.