HYDERABAD: A notification for recruiting 7,100 teachers to Model Schools will be issued by the state government on Tuesday. The posts include 355 principals, 4,615 Post-Graduate Teacher (PGTs) and 2,130 Trainee Graduate Teachers (TGTs). The school education department may fill up to a third of these teacher posts through deputation by teachers working in Kendriya Sangathan/ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyala Samithi and in other central government schools. PGTs and TGTs will be recruited through existing zone system and the principal posts are statewide posts.
The government will constitute a state selection committee to oversee the recruitment process. To frame the eligibility conditions for these posts the department has divided the academic career of candidates into four levels— school education, Intermediate education, graduation and post-graduation.
Candidates competing for the post of principal must have studied at least three of the four levels in English medium.
PGT and TGT candidates must have studied at least two of the four levels in English medium.
Officials told Express that they made English medium education mandatory for candidates since the whole education system of model schools will be in English medium with CBSE syllabus.
Though a TET (Teachers Eligibility Test) qualification is not mandatory for principal and PGT posts, candidates must be qualified in TET for PGT posts. However, there will be no weightage for TET marks for PGT posts.
There will a written examination for 100 marks for PGTs and TGTs. Candidates competing for the principal post have to appear for an interview which will have 15 marks. The written test will carry 85 marks.
Eligible candidates can apply for the three categories of posts between February 29 and March 16 online— http:// apms.cgg.gov.in.
The applicants will have to pay a fee of `250 for each post through APonline or eseva.
The written test will be held between 10 am and 1 pm on May 10 for PGT, between 2 pm and 5 pm on May 10 for TGT, and between 10 am and 1 pm on May 11 for principal posts.
The maximum age limit for general category candidates is 39 years as on July 1. There will be age relaxation for SC/ST/ BC/PHC candidates as per guidelines.
According to the commissioner and director of school education, the proposed 355 model schools under the Rashtriya Madhyamika Siksha Abhiyan (RMSA) will become functional from the coming academic year.
In the first year Classes VI, VII, VIII and XI will be introduced.
Classes VI, VII and VIII will have two sections, each with 80 students. Class XI will have a strength of about 60 students, 20 each of three groups— MPC, BiPC and MEC.
Classes will commence on June 15. More than one lakh rural poor candidates will benefit with the introduction of model schools.
The government has taken construction of 355 model schools in the state at a cost of `172 crore. The schools will have a hostel for girls. The government wll invest `1.2 crore on each of the 355 hostels for girls.