28 Apr :On the recommendation of a Search-cum-Selection Committee, the Chairman of the Council of Indian Institutes of Technolgy (IITs), appoints an eminent academic personality as the Director of an IIT after obtaining prior approval of the Visitor, who is the President of India. The event is ratified in the next meeting of the Council of IITs.
Professors of an IIT are appointed by the Board of Governors of the Institute, on the recommendation of a Selection Committee, headed by the concerned Director and consisting of one Visitor’s nominee, one nominee of the Senate (other than a member of the Senate) and two nominees of the Board of Governors (one being an expert, but other than a member of the Board). The incumbents should have Ph.D. with first class or equivalent with a very good academic record and a minimum of 10 years’ experience, of which at least 4 years should be at the level of Associate Professor in IITs, IIMs, IISc, IISERs or NITIE or of an equivalent level in any other Indian or foreign institution/institutions of comparable standards.
Reservation is applicable to the posts of Assistant Professors and Lecturers in Science and Technology subjects and in all faculty posts for subjects other than Science and Technology in IITs.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Smt. D. Purandeswari in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.