The scheme is to appoint “TRAINEE TEACHERS” (TT) on contractual basis at National Institutes of Technology (NITs) subject to enrollment of the Candidates in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for M. Tech and Ph. D programme.
Financial support will be provided by the MHRD for Tuition fee charged by the concerned IIT along with a monthly consolidated salary.
The Trainee teacher will receive his/ her total contracted salary in two parts. One part will be paid to him/ her on monthly basis. The second part of the salary will be put in a Recurring Deposit (RD) in bank. This part is to be paid to a TT after successful completion of Ph. D and continuation in service at the host NIT for three years and paid in three annual installments. In case a TT fails to acquire PhD in the stipulated maximum period and also in case she/he discontinues from the service in parent NIT after successfully completion of this Ph. D, the balance amount will be forfeited. If a TT fails to acquire PhD in the maximum stipulated time, she/ he will be discontinued from this scheme.
After successful completion of the PhD from IIT, the TT will be absorbed as an Assistant Professor in that NIT in regular scale will all the associated benefits and services rendered as trainee will be counted for various benefits admissible to employees of NITs.