OPSC Associate Professor Recruitment 2021 Notification: Vacancy, Eligibility, Apply Online, Dates

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

OPSC Associate Professor Recruitment 2021 Notification: Odisha Public Service Commission has released the notification regarding the recruitment for a bumper 320 Associate Professors in subjects like Hindi, English literature, Chemistry, Mathematics, Law, Geology etc. Candidates who wish to apply for the OPSC Associate Professor Recruitment 2021 for Orissa’s state public universities, can apply, the last date is 23rd August 2021. OPSC has announced the Interview/DV date for OPSC Associate Professor vacancy. This article will provide detailed notification, eligibility and other criteria for the selection process.

OPSC Associate Professor Recruitment 2021: The Orissa Public Service Commission has invited eligible candidates for the application for the 320 posts Vacancy for Associate Professor for the state universities of Orissa. OPSC has announced the Interview/DV  date for OPSC Associate Professor Recruitement. 

  • All candidates who have been waiting for this vacancy should apply now. 
  • NTA / UGC NET and State SET Qualified candidates can apply online after verifying other eligibility criteria.
  • The candidates can apply online starting July 23, 2021. The deadline for online registration and payment is August 23, 2021. 
  • 31st August 2021 is the last date for the submission of registered candidates.
  • For candidates who have NET and SET qualifications and are seeking an associate professor position, this is a golden opportunity.
  • A ph.d degree is mandatory for applying for the post of associate professor. 
  • Selection will be based on API scores.

In this article we will discuss in details Eligibility criteria, Application begins to date and other relevant information.

Download OPSC Associate Professor Recruitment 2021 Official Notification PDF

OPSC Associate Professor Exam Date & Important Events



OPSC Associate Professor Notification released


Application begins


Last date for depositing the fees


Last date for submitting the application form


OPSC Associate Professor Interview/Document Verification

29-30 October 2021


To be announced

 Download Interview Schedule/DV for Geography & Home Science

Download Interview Schedule/DV for Geology & Marine Science

OPSC Associate Professor Application Form Fee:

  • Application fees are Rs. 400/-
  • SC/ST of Orissa state and PWD (>40%) are exempted

OPSC Associate Professor Vacancy 2021 Details

Find the official details about the Subject wise Vacancy details for Associate Professor in OPSC below :

Subject  No. of Vacancies
Anthropology 08
Botany  16
Chemistry 13
Commerce 17
Computer Science 09
Economics 14
Education 10
English 17
Geography 10
Geology 06
History 15
Hindi  05
Home  Science 03
Journalism and mass communication 04
Law 09
Library and Information Science 04
Life Science 01
Mathematics 15
Odia 16
Political Science 11
Philosophy 08
Physics 14
Public Administration 02
Psychology 09
Zoology 15

OPSC Associate Professor Eligibility Criteria 2021

  • Minimum Age: 21 Years
  • Maximum Age: Superannuation is the maximum age limit
  • A ph.d degree is mandatory for applying for the post of associate professor. 
  • Good academic performance, with at least a 55% score for a master’s degree in a related discipline from an Indian university, or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign university. SC / ST / OBC (NCL) / PWD candidates have 5% relaxation.
  • A minimum of eight years of experience teaching and/or in research in an academic or research position equivalent to an assistant professor in a university. 

OPSC Associate Professor Application Form Online 2021

The application form will begin on July 23, 2021, and end on August 23, 2021. Please note that candidates must meet the OPSC Associate Professor eligibility criteria prior to submitting their application online. Candidates should remember that if incorrect data is provided, they will be prohibited from taking future exams at Odisha.

How to apply online for the post of OPSC Associate Professor

  • Candidates should visit the official OPSC website.
  • In the upper right corner: Click on Apply Online
  • Select ‘OPSC Assistant Professor: Click New Registration’, if already registered then click on registered users. 
  • Candidates will be able to view the application form on the next page.
  • Candidates must fill in the basic information: personal, professional, Educational and academic work, and finally, pay the application fee.
  • Note: A working mobile phone number and email are very important.
  • It will generate a unique PPSN number, print the application form and sign it at the designated place.
  • Please keep the application form in a safe place for future references.
  • If the candidate’s statement is found to be false, they will be prohibited from taking OPSC exams in the future.

Click here to Apply Online

OPSC Associate Professor 2021: List of Documents to produced when asked for Document Verification

Along with the Hard copy of the duly filled, signed and submitted application form, the following documents in original and with self-attested are to be produced  :

  • Class X Certificates & Marksheet
  • Class XII Certificate & Marksheet
  • Master’s degree with Marksheet
  • PhD Certificate & related documents
  • Published research papers in peer-reviewed or UGC Listed journals. 
  • Publications (other than research papers).
  • Evidence regarding research guidance. 
  • Patents, policy documents, fellowships/ awards. 
  • Documents regarding the creation of ICT mediated teaching-learning pedagogy and content & development of new and innovative courses and curricula. 
  • Evidence regarding invited lectures/ resource person/ seminars/ conferences. 
  • Caste certificate/PWD certificate ( If applicable) ( issued by competent authority)

 OPSC Associate Professor Selection Procedure 2021

  • Candidates for the post of Associate Professor will be selected on the basis of Shortlisting via API Score and scrutinizing by the OPSC Board and the followed by document verification
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview.
  • Candidates must keep an eye on the OPSC official website. 
  • OPSC will send SMS and Email to selected candidates and they will be informed about their intimation letter and interview. 
  • Note: Detailed marking scheme to be notified later.

 OPSC Associate Professor Salary and Job Profile 2021

  • Assistant professor’s salary as per the Pay Band of Rs. 131400/- with the Grade pay Rs. 9000/- (which is Level-13A)
  • Assistant professors will be assigned to any undergraduate university in Odisha.
  • Teach the students pursuing graduation in the college under the Universities of Orissa.
  • Keeping records of students along with teaching and guiding them in higher education/research
  • In addition to teaching, assistant professors also participate in the administrative and curricular activities of the university.
  • Conduct research to improve your career prospects.

Preparation Tips for upcoming OPSC EXAM 2021

  • Visit the OPSC website and learn about the arts and culture of Orissa.
  • Study about Important higher education terms and changes in budget regulations.
  • Start preparing for the interview with Mock interview exercises.
  • Check your progress through the mock interview.
  • Study hard and stay healthy.

We hope you all understood the process of applying for the OPSC Associate Professor recruitment  2021 and got the Important details for Assistant Professor in OPSC.

Thank you.

Team BYJU’S Exam Prep.

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