Banaras Hindu University launches ‘Teach for BHU’ scheme to motivate PhD students to teach

Banaras Hindu University

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has launched a special scheme titled “Teach for BHU” for its PhD students to help them nurture their skills. The scheme aims at training BHU PhD scholars about the best practices of teaching and prepare them for an outstanding academic career.

According to senior BHU officials, the idea behind launching the scheme is to provide an opportunity to interested and shortlisted PhD scholars, who wish to make best use of their time after submission of their thesis. The “Teach for BHU Fellowship” will be for twelve months and students who have submitted or are expected to submit their thesis within 6 years of the date of admission, not from the registration date will be eligible to apply for the scheme.

A student may apply six month before the expected date of submission of the thesis. Those selected for the fellowship will be involved in teaching in the University, its associated colleges and schools including nearby under-privileged schools. A candidate selected under the TFB will receive a Fellowship of Rs. 40,000 per month and Rs 6,000 HRA over the 12 month period of engagement.

A three member committee under the convenership of Prof. S. K. Singh of Faculty of Education, has been constituted to implement the scheme. The other two members of the committee include Prof. A. K. Singh, Department of Geography, Mahila Mahavidyalaya, BHU, and Prof. Satyapal Sharma, Department of Hindi, Faculty of Arts.