1. Post: Librarians in different Government-aided Colleges (General Degree Colleges, Teachers’ Training Colleges and Physical Education Colleges) in West Bengal (except the colleges administered by religious and linguistic minorities).
2. Vacancy: The vacancy calculation shall be done in accordance with the terms laid down in the West Bengal College Service Commission (Manner of Selection of Persons for
Appointment to the posts of Assistant Professors, Principals and Librarians and Re recommendation of Assistant Professor) Regulations, 2012. The vacancy cut-off date and the exact number of all vacancies (Category-wise and College-wise) will be notified before publication of the merit panel. The Commission will not be responsible for absence of vacancy under any category for non-receipt of requisition from any Govt.-aided college.
Eligibility: The minimum eligibility conditions contained in this advertisement are governed by the provisions of the West Bengal Government Notification No.1448-Edn(CS)/8R-01/10 dated 19.12.2018. The Commission, however, can introduce additional parameters in order to select candidates of higher merit. Therefore, mere possession of eligibility does not confer any right to an applicant to be selected or empanelled.
Selection & Recommendation: The eligible candidates will be called for interview for selection. However, the Commission may, at its discretion, call for interview of shortlisted applicants after preliminary selection on the basis of qualifications (MP or Equivalent, HS or Equivalent, UG, P.G., Ph.D., NET/SET).
Recommendation shall be done on the basis of a merit-cum-preference system of counselling, (please refer to point number 2 in the Information and Instruction section).
For the purpose of counselling, merit refers to the rank in the provisional merit panel. Empanelment will not confer any right to a candidate to be recommended.
3. Pay scale: Pay Band – Rs.15,600 – 39,100/- plus Academic Grade Pay of Rs. 6000/-.
4. Qualifications: a) A Master’s Degree in Library Science/ Information Science/Documentation Science or an equivalent professional degree with at least 55% marks (or
an equivalent grade or grade point wherever grading system is followed) from a recognized University/ Institute and exemption thereof (as given in the Note (i)) with knowledge of computerization of library.
b) Qualifying in Library Science at the National Eligibility Test conducted by the UGC or any other test like SET/SLET accredited by the UGC for the purpose of recruitment in West Bengal and exemption thereof (as given in the Note (ii)) and such other conditions as may be prescribed by UGC/ any such affiliating body/ State Government.
(i) Relaxation of marks:
A relaxation of 5% marks as admissible at the Master’s Degree Level for the Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/ Differently-abled (physically and visually 40% and above)/ Other Backward Classes (OBC) (Non-Creamy Layer) categories for the purpose of eligibility.
The minimum qualifying marks of 55% is relaxable by 5% (from 55% to 50%) for the PhD Degree holders, who have obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19 September, 1991.
The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% marks to the categories mentioned above are permissible, based on only the qualifying marks without including any grace mark procedures.
All the essential qualifications must be obtained from a recognized University/ Institute. By a recognized University/ Institute is meant a University/ Institute recognized by UGC/ other Statutory or apex bodies or recognized by the State or Central Government as a centre of higher learning. In case of a foreign university, the Degree concerned should be recognized as equivalent to its Indian counterpart by the Association of Indian