ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

14,000+ Government College Guest Lecturers in Karnataka are Underpaid and Ignored

Updated on October 7, 2017

Guest Lecturers in Karnataka Protesting for their Rights

Injustice done with Guest Lecturers over last Few Years

Even Though The UGC had given the Guidelines dated 1.1.2010 that the Guest/Part-time Teachers who possess the minimum qualification for the post of an Assistant Professor should be paid Rs.1,000/- per lecture to a maximum of Rs.25,000/- per month. But some states like Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have failed to implement this even after 7 years.

The current scenario in Karnataka is that there are 14,451 Guest Lecturers working in 400+ Government First Grade Colleges of the state. These lecturers get paid only Rs. 11,000-/- per month and are not paid during the summer vacations for 2 months. Their condition is now considered to be worse than the bonded labours because of the fact that they are being paid less than labours, they have no job security and are constantly being taken for granted by the Government.

Most of these Guest Faculties are highly qualified (M.Sc, M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D) and have cleared eligibility examinations like UGC NET. Yet due to negligence of the Government, they are living a miserable life. They are unable to change their profession also because most of them have crossed the maximum age limit for other government jobs. There have been hunger strikes, rallies but nothing worked.

The Siddaramaiah led Congress Government of Karnataka has been constantly ignoring the UGC guidelines for Honorarium of Guest Lecturers and has failed to do justice with its own Teachers who are responsible for educating 5 lakh students in the state. With elections just on head in 2018, there is some hope that these lecturers will get what they deserve.

Demands of the Guest Lecturers in Karnataka

There demands are not so high that the government can not fulfill it. The major highlights of their demands are as follows:-

  • The government has to regularize the services of 14,531 guest lecturers working at various government colleges.
  • Till the process of regularization is not completed, the govt.has to give a fixed salary of Rs. 25,000 per month.
  • The authorities have to cancel the proposal to recruit lecturers through CET.
  • The government has to sanction three months maternity leave for lady lecturers.

The issues that I could figure out are as follows:

  • As per the UGC Guidelines for Appointment of Guest Teacher (No. F. 10-1/2009 (PS)) dated 1.1.2010, each Guest Faculty should receive Rs. 1000-/- per lecture (maximum 25,000 per month). But unfortunately even after 7 years, it has not been implemented in the state of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
  • The Guest faculties residing in big cities where there are plenty of colleges are able to get another job in some other colleges as part time faculty. But most of these first degree govt. colleges are in remote location, so these guest lecturers are unable to find other employment opportunities in nearby locations and hence are forced to survive with just Rs. 11,000 per month.
  • They all are Ph.D or M.Phil qualified and thus they cross the maximum age limit for other Govt. Jobs, hence they are bound to live a miserable life as a guest faculty in a Govt. College.
  • The subjects that they teach, like chemistry, history, arts etc doesn't attract any student to take private tutions, again hampering their earning ability.
  • Rs. 11,000 is too less to survive with a family of atleast 3 members. (And there is 2 months of unemployment also every year) Till last few years, one could have managed with Rs. 11,000 but with the kind of inflation that we have seen in past few years, it is impossible to survive in just Rs. 11,000.
  • Even 10th and 12th passed candidates are getting 20,000-25,000 in government jobs, then why can't these Highly Qualified Teacher get proper remuneration?

Solutions that I could figure out till now are as follows:

  • Their demands are not very high, they just need 20,000-25,000 per month to live a respectable life and make their children a better citizen of India.
  • They are highly qualified and can be deployed in government projects related to education sector like localization of Study Materials on web portals.
  • They should get a relaxation on maximum age in government jobs if they wish to change their profession.
  • There are plenty of EduTech companies like BYJU, Toppr, Chegg, Youth4work, Testbook who constantly look for Subject Matter Experts as freelancers where these Guest Lecturers can provide quality study materials and earn a good amount of money.

Hope for Changes

Our country is already plagued with the suicides of Farmers and Poors and if Teachers will also be forced to go on to this path then nobody will be willing to become a teacher in near future. Let's hope that this issue gets sorted out as soon as possible. As of now, if you want to support these Lecturers then I request you to sign the petition for their fight for justice. The link for Petition can be found below.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)