Mangalore: Mangalore has hiked the remuneration for its guest faculty. As per the revised pay scale applicable from February, guest faculty who have completed NET/PhD or KSET will be paid around Rs 40,000 and the rest Rs 35000. This is the second-highest remuneration paid by any state University to the guest faculty after Bangalore University. There are about 450 plus guest faculties serving under MU in UG and PG courses. The colleges are situated in 3 districts, they are Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, and Kodagu.
Mangalore University registrar Kishore Kumar CK said that decision was taken during a Syndicate meeting held last month. Part-time lecturers are paid Rs 1500 per class. There are a total of 450 plus guest lecturers under Mangalore University. A source from the MU said that the varsity grapples with the shortage of permanent teaching staff in every PG department and the show is being run mainly by the guest faculty for the past several years. There has been no substantial hike in their payment despite them putting in long hours. So, the MU has decided to hike their remuneration. With this hike, MU experts have improved work quality at every college.
Recently following statewide protests, the government has decided to increase the monthly honorarium for guest lecturers to Rs 26000 to 28000 against earlier Rs 11000, whereas those candidates who have cleared UGC-NET or PhD will be paid Rs 30000 to Rs 32000.