Research Shows 79% Lecturers of Private Varsities Lack 'Job Satisfaction'

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Research Shows 79% Lecturers of Private Varsities Lack 'Job Satisfaction'


JAIPUR, Nov. 20 -- A comparative study on job satisfaction level among lecturers of government and private colleges and universities in Rajasthan has revealed that around 79% lecturers of private universities lack 'job satisfaction' against only 8% such lectures in government universities who are not satisfied with their work.

"Around 79.3% lecturers of private universities and colleges working in the state lacked job satisfaction. Contrary to that, 92% government lecturers are satisfied with their job," finds a research by Anuj Williams (26), an assistant professor with a private college of Kota, who has won the National Youth Award of the Government of India.

He has been awarded a PhD degree by Career Point University (CPU) of Kota for his theses titled 'A comparative study on job satisfaction level of lecturers in government and private colleges and universities in Rajasthan'.

Williams said that 89.3 % private lecturers claimed that their management is not concerned about their Job satisfaction level and does not have policies for their growth. The study revealed that 58.6% private lecturers got an annual salary below Rs.1,50,000, while 100% government lecturers had an annual income above Rs.2,00,000.

The research showed that 96.7 % private lectures were not being paid according to the UGC norms. Not only that, they also did not get regular increments, which was found to the main cause of dissatisfaction among the private lecturers. Contrary to that, 100% government lecturers were satisfied on the parameter. "90% of the private lecturers were dissatisfied with the career advancement options available to them, whereas results indicated that 80% government lecturers are satisfied with their career advancement opportunities," said Williams.

On the job stability factor, 95.3% private lecturers said they are "not satisfied", while 90.7% government lecturers said they are "very satisfied". …

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