Once famous for its quality education in the central India, the Laxminarayan Institute of Technology’s (LIT) has been in news in the recent times over all the wrong reasons. The recent being the controversy over appointment of teaching staff.
The ongoing recruitment for 17 positions, started following the high court order. It was expected that the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) team’s visit to the institute would pave way for the appointments as the long-pending NBA assessment and subsequent attaining of autonomous status would be possible only after the visit.
However, it is learnt that the NBA has once again rejected the request of LIT management to visit the institute.
According to sources that LIT had applied for NBA pre-qualifier, where basic requirements like expert faculty and infrastructure are checked before progressing to the next stage, around October-November last year. But, the NBA rejected the proposal solely because LIT lacked expert faculty. If an institution passes the pre-qualfier, it has to fill up the form for second stage – inspection which is completed by March 31.
This was not time first time when LIT has been in news for the wrong reasons. The row over filling vacant posts had hit the reputation of this prestigious institutes hard.
On Monday NU appointed acting registrar Niraj Khaty as professor in chemistry, which also raised eye-brows of many. Khaty was appointed for a non-core subject like chemistry which is not taken into consideration by NBA while assessing the institute. The subject is taught in first three semesters and there is no scope for research.