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Recruitment of RTAs in IGNOU

Indira Gandhi National Open University
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi - 110068

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), introduces Research and Teaching Assistantship (RTA) Scheme

This is a new scheme of IGNOU designed to meet the high quality human resource requirements in teaching and research in the areas of highly technology-intensive Open and Distance Learning, ICT, Web, Satellite-based and online learning in the various discipline of higher education.

Profile : The scheme is open to post-graduate degree holders with a consistently top academic record and who would like to do teaching and research in discipline-based ODL pedagogy.

Job Location : The RTA scheme will be tenable in all Schools and Academic/Training Divisions/Institutes of IGNOU in the Hq, Regional Centres of the University, State Open Universities, Distance Education Institutes and any other institution recognised by the University for this purpose.

Responsibilities : The RTA selected under the scheme has to do full-time research under an approvedd guide and can be registered for Ph.D. under the rules of the university. The RTA has also teaching responsibilities for minimum of 5 hrs a week alongwith full-time research.

Duration : The RTA will be initially for a period of 3 yearsl; after this based on a progress evaluation the RTA will be upgraded to the senior category for a further maximum period of 2 years.

Emoluments : the emolumnets during the first 3 years will be Rs.10000/- PM with an annual contingent grant of Rs.20000/-. For the senior category for the 4th, 5th year, the RTA monthly emolument will be Rs.12000/-. An amount of Rs.5000/- p.a. will be paid as overhead charges to the institution where the RTA is availed.

How to Apply : The application forms and other details can be obtained from the Director, Academic Co-ordination Division, Block-I, Room No. 18, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Maidan Garhi, New Delhi - 110068 on all working days. The application form can also be obtained by post by sending a self addresses envelope (stamped worth Rs.27/- size 20cm x 25cm). The last date for receipt of filled in application form is 25th May, 2007.

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