KEA exam for selecting Asst Professors has a pleasant surprise

KEA exam for selecting Asst Professors has a pleasant surprise

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 2016-02-09 09:46 Bengaluru: The appointment process for the recruitment of 2,160 Assistant Professors to teach in Government First Grade Colleges across the state is about to get underway. But the process is attracting attention not just because it is being held after a long gap – 7 years – but also due to the candidates sitting for the competitive exam being conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) on Mar 2 to fill up the posts.Among the thousands of candidates sitting for the exam include those with various disabilities.According to KEA officials, 403 candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy and 40 visually challenged candidates are appearing for this examination.During the verification process, officials said they found that many candidates with various disabilities with degrees in management, computer science, economics, mathematics, and others had also applied. For example, four students suffering from locomotor disability, with post-graduate degrees in mathematics, are sitting for the exam. Similarly, five with degrees in physics, 12 with degrees in computer science, and 23 students with degrees in MBA have applied for the exam. Referring to an old saying – Where there is a will, there is a way - a candidate, who wished to remain anonymous, said, “I want to talk through my performance in the examination.” According to the revised time table published by the KEA, the exam starts on March 2 and concludes on March 6. Except onMarch 6, all examinations will take place in the afternoon sessions.  As there is no interview process and with each post attracting UGC pay-scale, many candidates said they were looking forward to the exam.