Age hike in SMVDU varsity

TNN Bureau. Updated: 4/16/2018 10:39:09 AM Front Page

JAMMU: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) in Jammu and Kashmir has enhanced the retirement age of teachers to 65 years and approved grant of the 7th pay commission scales for them, an official spokesperson said today.
The decision to this effect was taken at the executive council of the SMVDU, which met under the chairmanship of its chancellor and state Governor N N Vohra yesterday, he said.

He said to attract well-known teachers to serve the university, the council also decided to grant children education allowance and performance linked awards to the faculty.

Spread over 470-acres, the varsity is located near the famous Vaishno Devi Shrine in Reasi district and was ranked 94th by National Institutional Ranking Framework (Ministry of Human Resources Development) for the year 2018.

The spokesperson said the council congratulated Vice-Chancellor Prof Sanjeev Jain for attaining the 94th rank among all the engineering institutions and for retaining its position among the top 150 universities in the country in the ranking assessment.

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