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(An Institute of National importance under Ministry of Education, Govt. of India)

Advt. no.Estt/FR/2021/996                                                                            Dated: 13/08/2021


MANIT-Bhopal is an Institute of National Importance under the aegis of Ministry of Education- Government of India. The Institute invites applications for filling up under-mentioned faculty positions in the mentioned area of specialization. Candidates may refer to subsequent page of this advertisement for vacancy details, eligibility criteria, mode of application, application format, credit sheet proforma and instructions.

Apart from Indian Citizens, candidates holding Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card would also be eligible to  apply  for  above  posts.  Candidates may  refer to  subsequent  pages  for  detailed  instructions and eligibility criteria.

For  All  Engineering Departments,  B.Tech/BE  or any  other equivalent degree in the relevant discipline and M.Tech/ME/MS or any equivalent degree in relevant discipline. For computer application, MCA may also be considered.

For Humanities/ Management/ Applied Science: BA/BSc/BCom or any equivalent undergraduate degree and MA/MSc/MCom/MBA or any equivalent PG degree in relevant discipline.

* Essential Qualification for Department of Mathematics, Bioinformatics and Computer Applications: Faculty (Mathematics): Ph.D. in relevant discipline with Mathematics at graduation level and M.Sc./MS/MA in Mathematics; Faculty(Computer Applications)^: Ph.D. in relevant discipline with B.Sc./ B.Sc. (Hons) /BCA /BIT of minimum three years full-time degree from a recognized university in relevant discipline and MCA ( minimum three years)/M.Tech (CSE/IT) from a recognized university;
^ (The qualifications are as per NIMCET & CCMT norms)

**Essential   Qualification   for   Centre   for   Artificial   Intelligence:   B.Tech:   Any   branch   of Engineering; M.Tech: Artificial Intelligence/ CSE/ IT and PhD: In area of specialization related to AI

*** Essential Qualification for Centre of Excellence in Product Design & Smart Manufacturing: B.Tech: Mechanical Engg./ Smart manufacturing, Bachelor of Design. M.Tech: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Mechatronics and Automation, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), Artificial Intelligence in Robotics, Micro Manufacturing, Machine Learning Techniques in Mechanical Engineering. PhD: In the relevant area of specialization related to smart manufacturing field

**** Essential Qualification for Center for Excellence in Water Management: B.E./B.Tech in Civil Engineering/ Environmental Engineering/ Agricultural Engineering/ Agricultural and Food Engineering with M.Tech and PhD in relevant specialization required

Institute follows Institute level reservation policy. Departmental allocation of vacancies is only indicative and Institute reserves the right to alter the same without any advance notice. 

How to apply

1.   Application has to be made in prescribed format enclosed herewith. The application can either be filled in candidate’s own handwriting or can be typed in by downloading the word processor file separately uploaded with advertisement.
2.   The applicant must be a citizen of India or should be a person registered as an Overseas
Citizen of India (OCI) cardholder under Section 7A of the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955).
3.   Before filling the Application Form, the candidate must ensure his/her eligibility for the post in respect of qualification and other requisite criteria. The candidate should carefully go through       details       and       instructions       available       on       MANIT       website Apart from Schedule E available in this Advertisement, candidates are also advised to go through the following important Rules/Orders:
4. Candidates  serving  in  Government/Semi-Government/PSUs/Universities/Educational Institutions should send their applications either Through Proper Channel or should furnish a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from their employer/competent authority at the time of interview. They can, however, send an advance copy of the application form and relevant enclosures.
5.   Candidates should apply sufficiently in time without waiting for last date, no request for any
extension of last date will be considered on any ground whatsoever.

Application Fee

6.   Candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC category have to pay application fee of ₹1200.00 (Rupees One Thousand Two Hundred Only) through SBI Collect which is non-refundable. The fee can be paid by accessing the relevant page on following path: State of Corporate/Institution: Madhya Pradesh; Type of Corporate/Institution: educational institutions→ Educational Institutions name: DIRECTOR-MANIT→ Recruitment Application Fee. For the Indian Nationals applying from abroad (for all categories) and OCI Card-holders, an application fee of USD $50 is required to be paid.

7.   Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories and women candidates are exempted from application fee.

8.   Candidates  will  be  required  to  submit  separate  Application  Form  for  each  post  with separate application fee. 
9.   Application  fee  once  submitted  is  not  transferable;  is  non-refundable;  and  is  non- adjustable for any future vacancy.

Vacancy Details

10. The number of vacancies advertised is merely an indication of existing vacancies. The
Institute reserves all rights to fill/not to fill or increase/decrease any number of post(s).

11. In case of those Departments/Centers where no vacancy exist for the advertised post, internal faculty members of those Deptt/Centers may apply, in terms of para 5 of Note I  of  Schedule   E  of  NIT  Statutes,   subject   to  fulfillment   of  eligibility   criteria,   for movement to  higher Academic Grade Pay or cadre as per specified selection process.

Short-Listing and Eligibility Criteria

12. The selection process will consist of scrutiny of applications for eligibility of applicants as per Gazetted notification 24/07/2017 schedule E, Statute 23(5)(A), shortlisting of eligible applicants  based  on  their  credit  point  score  and  research/  academic  performance, followed by presentation and interview.

13. In case of large number of applicants, for short listing of applications, the Institute has the right to set higher norms for scrutiny than minimum prescribed norms, or to conduct a written examination for shortlisting of candidates.

14. The areas of specialization and the post/level applied-for will be taken into account while short listing. Due consideration shall be given to the requirements of the individual departments.  In  addition,  short  listing  criteria   may  vary  for  different  posts  intra- department and inter-department as per specific requirements of each department. Ministry of Education guidelines received from time to time for recruitment will be followed. The decision of the Institute related to all matters pertaining to the recruitment shall be final and binding on all applicants.

15. Serving Regular Faculty member shall be eligible to apply to higher positions in their own department irrespective of their specialization, if they satisfy other advertised criteria.

16. As per Schedule “E” of the Statutes of NIT vide Gazette of India No.651 dated July 24, 2017, previous experience must be from the Institute of repute as per oversight committee resolution (MoE vide F.No.33-9/2011/TS.III dated 16th  April 2019- Annexure III with this advt.). The above definition of Institute of repute shall only be considered to determine eligibility and calculation of credit points. However, the above criterion does not apply for serving regular  faculty  members.  For the serving  regular  faculty  members,  previous experience irrespective of above conditions will be considered.

Selection Process

17. Institute   reserves   the   right   to   cancel/restrict/enlarge/modify/alter   the   Recruitment Process,  if  need  arises,  without  issuing  any  further  notice  or  assigning  any  reason therefore.
18. It is mandatory for the candidates to appear in person for written test and/or Technical
Presentation and interview.
19. Facility   of  Technical   Presentation   and  Interview   through   video   conferencing   for candidates residing abroad is available at their own risk as Institute is not responsible for any technical  issue related  to internet  connectivity  resulting  in failur e to appear 
before the presentation/ selection committee.

20. SC/ST outstation candidates will be paid to and fro travelling allowance of second-class Railway fare by the shortest route (subject to production of tickets) as admissible under the Rules upon furnishing of claim in prescribed format with proof of journey. However, Travelling Allowance is not admissible to those SC/ST candidates who are already in service of  Central/State  Government  services,  Central/State  Government  Corporation,  Public Sector Undertakings, Local Government Institutions and Panchayats and those who have availed   concession   from   Railways,   if   any,   for   undertaking   journey   for   attending examination.

21. All documents in original and photo ID proof (Passport/Voter ID/PAN Card/Aadhar Card/ Any Government issued Id) along with a photocopy will have to be produced at the time of Technical Presentation and Interview. In case the candidate does not produce any ID proof mentioned above he/she will not be allowed to attend the same.

22. Institute reserves the right to reject or accept the candidature of any applicant at any stage.

Communication and Interim Inquiry

23. All general communications in regard with recruitment will be made through Institute website only, and communications addressed to specific candidates will be by Email only. Candidates  should  check  their  email  including  SPAM  folder  regularly.  No  separate intimation will be sent by post or any other mode.

24. Hence, candidates are advised in their own interest to provide their working e-mail id and to white-list the e-mail id that communications from Institute does not end up in spam folder. Institute will not be responsible for non-receipt of intimation  via  e-mail  due  to  any  technical  reason/  problem  not  attributable  to  the Institute.

25. Schedule  of written test and/or Presentation  of shortlisted  applicants  will be uploaded on the Institute website in due course of time. Applicants are advised to keep visiting the Institute website (   on regular basis.

26. In case of any inadvertent omission in advertisement/selection process discovered even after issuance of appointment letter, the institute reserves all rights to withdraw/cancel/modify any communication made to the candidates.

27. The    Institute    reserves    the   right    for    issuing    corrigendum/addendum    after    the advertisement.  All  such  addendum/  corrigendum  will  be  published  on  the  Institute Website only.
28. The decision of the Institute in all matters related to this recruitment shall be final. No correspondence /interim inquiries will be entertained from the candidates in connection with the process of selection / interview/result etc.

Pay-protection and Claim for Higher Pay

29. Basic pay of the  selected  candidate will be fixed  as per the recommendations of the selection committee only. Candidate from Government/Semi Government/Quasi Government service seeking pay protection and those seeking higher pay than minimum must  stake  their  claim  before  the  selection  committee  at  the  time  of  interview  for necessary recommendation to avail pay protection/higher pay. 
30. Reservation policies will be as per Ministry of Education, GOI norms as applicable to NITs.

31. Relevant  caste/category   (SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PH)   certificates  in  prescribed  format  are required  to  be  submitted  at  the  time  of  presentation/interview,  if  shortlisted.  No other certificate  will be accepted.  Prescribed  formats  are hosted at Institute  website as Annexure VIII with the advertisement.

Responsibility of Information Submitted & Jurisdiction

32. Any dispute with regard to the selection / recruitment process will be subject to Courts / Tribunals having jurisdiction over Bhopal.
33. The candidate is responsible for furnishing the correct information in the application form. If at any stage the information supplied by the candidate is found to be concealed or distorted his/her candidature is liable to be cancelled.

34. In case, it is found that the candidate has undesirable clandestine antecedents/background and has suppressed the said information, then his/her candidature will be cancelled.

35. Canvassing in any form will be treated as disqualification.

Closing date of application and check list
36. Closing date for application shall be 15th  September 2021 (5.00 PM). The cutoff date for determining eligibility of candidates is the closing date of receipt of application form.

37. Completely  filled  application  form  along  with credit  point  sheet  and  all  enclosures  in support of educational qualification, experience, category,  documents for credit points claimed etc. must reach to “The  Registrar,  MANIT,  Bhopal  – 462003”  so as to reach Institute by closing date of receipt of application i.e. 15th Sept  2021 (5.00 PM).

38. The name of the post and department must be super-scribed “Post applied for [name of the post] Department [Name of the department]” clearly on the envelope without fail.

39. Candidates should enclose only very specific documents in support of claims and should refrain from enclosing redundant or irrelevant documents (e.g. Ph.D. thesis, complete published papers etc.). Such irrelevant documents will be separated from application dossier and shall be discarded, and Institute shall not be responsible in any way if some relevant document is discarded too in the process.

40. Institute will not be responsible for any postal delay at any stage.
41. Request  for  individual  acknowledgements  shall  not  be  considered.  Those  who  want acknowledgement may send their applications by Speed Post/Registered Post.

42. Applications received after the stipulated date or found incomplete in any respect shall not be considered. No further query will be entertained in this regard.

43. Institute strives to have a workforce, which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.
44. Records of the candidates not selected shall not be preserved beyond Six (06) months from the date of declaration of the result of selection.


(Note: Candidates are advised to refer to original MoE orders/guidelines available on Institute
Website. This Extracts is only for guidance purpose.)

Attention  of  candidates  is  invited  to  following  further  clarification/changes  effected  in
Recruitment Rules by Ministry of Education/Govt. of India:

1.   One time relaxation having already been extended to eligible faculty members, such relaxation will be available no more [para 3(1) of MoE communication F.No. 33-9/2011- TS.III dated 16 April 2019].
2.   Experience gained under International / National Post-Doctoral Fellowships offered by
National Agencies of respective countries will be considered. Experience gained under Post-Doctoral Fellowship offered by institutions which are in QS / The World ranking upto 500 will be considered. Such experience will be considered for appointment to the post of Assistant Professor (AGP 7000 and 8000) [ibid, para 3(2)].
3.   The points for activities mentioned at sl. no. 1,2,3,4 & 21 of Credit Points System Table
(Schedule E) will be non-exhaustible. Credit points in respect of rest of the activities mentioned in Schedule E are exhaustible at every level of direct recruitment [ibid, para
4.   For any movement from one position to other, if the exhaustible credit points are more than the minimum required credit points for the selected position, then differential credit points from the exhaustible credit points shall be carried forward to the exhaustible component only. This provision will not affect the non-exhaustible credit points, which will be carried forward in toto. Credit points earned during the period from the last date of submission of application and date of joining, which was not considered in the selection process, shall be carried forward[ibid, para 3(4)].
5. First  Class  degree  means  degree  specified  as  first  class  by  awarding University/Institution. If not specifically mentioned by the University/Institution, then degree with 60% marks or having CGPA 6.5 will be considered first class. “New Entrant” are as defined in MoE letter F.No. 33-9/2011-TS.III dated 31 January 2018 [ibid, para
6.   The term “Preceding Degrees” means Bachelor’s degree onward [ibid, para 3(6)].
7.   The Teaching and Research Experience in reputed academic Institute or Research and Development Labs or relevant industry may also be considered in case of Associate Professors as has been done in case of other faculty members (MoE clarification vide F.No. 33-9/2011-TS.III dated 20th April 2018).
8.   Experience (including prior to implementation of NIRF) in the following institutions will
be considered as experience in “Institution of repute”:
i.           Fully funded Central Educational institutions.
ii.          IIMs and other management Institutions ranked by NIRF upto 50 for any two years. 
iii.         State Educational Institutions funded by respective State Governments.
iv.         Other Educational Institutions ranked by NIRF upto 100 in overall, Universities, Engineering, upto 50 for Pharmacy and 10 for Architecture, for any two years. However, with regard to criteria on Institute of repute, the Institute Board of Governors may take a call on relaxing the criteria, if needed, with recorded justification [ibid, para 3(7)].Further, the Board will also have power to define the criteria for “Industry of repute” [ibid, para 3(10)].
9.   The consultancy amount of 5 lakh can be in single assignment or can be in cumulative amount of multiple assignments [ibid, para 3(15)].
10. As  per  RR,  the  new  entrants  are  required  to  have  Ph.D.  in  relevant  or  equivalent discipline and shall have first class in the preceding degrees. In this context, the new entrant means a candidate who is not existing faculty of concerned NIT. Therefore, existing faculty will not be considered as new entrant. Apart from this, there will not be any distinction between the external and internal candidates with regard to the requirement of qualification experience [MoE letter F.No. 33-9/2011-TS.III dated 31
January 2018].
11. A  regular  Assistant  Professor  in the  Institute with  AGP of  Rs.  6000/-  if  selected  to Assistant Professor’s with AGP of Rs. 7000/- shall be designated as Assistant Professor without appending ‘on contract’ (MoE clarification vide F.No. 33-9/2011-TS.III dated
13th September 2017).
12. The date of effect of recruitment will be the date of approval of BoG [MoE guidelines vide F.No. 33-9/2011-TS.III dated 30th November 2017, Para 2(iii)].
13. The Total working experience / length of mandatory  service requirements could be combination of services in NITs & other Institute of repute [ibid, para 3(5), as further amended vide MoE dated 04 December 2017]. Research experience as Post-Doctoral as approved in [F.No33-9/2011-TS.III dated 16 April 2019, Pt 2], Research experience in Institute of Repute/ National Agencies of the country like government major R&D lab (CSIR,  ICAR,  DAE,  ISRO,  DRDO  etc)  /  Industrial  experience  with  industries  having turnover more than 100 crores/ for Architecture applicants, experience in Architecture Firms having Projects of more than 20 crores per annum.
14. The qualifications and other terms and conditions of appointment as notified in the
Recruitment Rules are bare minimum and the Board of Governors can however fix higher  benchmarks,  higher  than  the  prescribed  in  consultation  with  the  Council  of NITSER [ibid, Annexure-IV, para 2(a)].
15. All the faculty posts in the Institute shall be filled by direct recruitment only  [ibid,
Annexure-IV, para 2(b)].
16. Fresh appointment beyond the age of 60years is discouraged except in the case of faculty with exceptionally brilliant research career and with ongoing or approved externally funded research projects[ibid, Annexure-IV, para 2(c)].
17. All recruitment and pay fixation shall be done by the BoG of the Institute only on the recommendations of duly constituted Selection Committee. There shall be no scope of 
fixing of altering pay (pay in pay-band or grade pay) outside the selection committee. The  Selection  Committee  shall  be  the  only  entity  empowered  to  consider  the past services and qualifications of a candidate [ibid, Annexure-IV, para 2(e)].
18. To avoid in-breeding  (i.e. induction of Institute’s own students in faculty), the Institute
will follow the following policy:
(i)         Candidates  who  have  obtained  or  are  expected  to  obtain  their  most  recent degree   (Ph.D.)   from   the   Institute   will   normally   not   be   considered   for recruitment, except where there is a 3 years’ gap (approximately) between leaving the Institute and expected date of joining.
(ii)        This is not applicable to candidates who are already members of the faculty,
either regular or on contract, and are pursuing a higher degree in the Institute. (iii)        In  special  cases,  where  the  Department  (at  the  time  of  short-listing) or  the
Selection Committee feels that an exception needs to be made (for reasons such as severe shortage of faculty in a given academic field or exceptionally brilliant candidate or any other), the reasons for such exceptions are to be recorded in writing and put up to the Board of Governors for approval. The Board, if convinced, may  confirm  the  selection.  Such  appointments shall not  serve  as precedence.[ibid, Annexure-IV, para 2(h)].
19. Serving regular faculty members shall be eligible to apply for higher positions in their own Departments irrespective of their specializations, if they satisfy other advertised criteria. [ibid, Appendix-A1, para 10].
20. The Institute reserves the right to frame such shortlisting criteria as it deems fit. Such
shortlisting criteria may include, among others, such conditions as:
(i)         Superior academic record  – all through first class career or higher grades in
B.Tech/M.Sc/M.Tech, higher than advertised criteria,
(ii)        Reputation of institutions from where the candidate has obtained his degrees,
(iii)       Number of unsuccessful attempts for the same post [Candidates who have been rejected in the past may be called only if there is a good reason, the reason to be recorded in writing.]
(iv)       Specialization, including micro-specialization,
(v)        Professional service record – reputation of organization where experience has been earned, nature of job, current activities etc.
[ibid, Appendix-A1, para 15].
21. Director’s decisions shall be final for the purpose of calling a candidate to the interview.
The decision of the Board on the selection shall be final and binding [ibid, Appendix-A1, para 16].
22. In addition to formal application, candidates will be required to submit all documents mentioned at Pt 09 of Form, all documents for which Credit points are claimed and only First page of publications where the journal and authors name are mentioned.
23. The short listed candidates will be invited by the Chairman, ACoFAR or the Registrar for seminar presentation and personal interview with the selection committee constituted 
in accordance with the NITSER Act, 2007 and the Statutes of the Institute. The seminar presentation in the Departments, and/or any other form of academic interaction with the faculty will be open to the faculty and students of the Institute and will be well publicized in advance to invite a decent audience. The feedback of the faculty will be communicated to the Selection Committee by the HoD. Candidates located outside the country  or  otherwise  not  in  position  of  attending  personal  interview,  may  be interviewed over video conferencing or be selected in absentia at the discretion of the Selection Committee [ibid, Appendix-A1, para 18].
24. The Selection Committee shall employ the same yard stick to evaluate all candidates for
a post or AGP – external, internal and shall prepare a common panel of recommended candidates. Out of this panel, the vacant posts will be filled on the basis of merit without consideration of external or internal candidates [ibid, Appendix-A1, para 20].

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