While most of their peers will be celebrating on Thursday, with some of them receiving awards for exemplary work, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu) professors are waiting the state government to clear the list of candidates for the 'best teacher award'.
The awards are normally given on the Teachers Day, celebrated on September 5, but the university authorities said award distribution function could be held only after the government releases the list.
Bamu authorities say they have already sent the nominations to the state government and are expecting the clearance by September 7.
"The nominations from the faculty members were received and sent to the government for selection and approval as per the usual practice. However, there have been no directives from the state about the declaration of the final list," said Mohammed Fayyaz, in-charge, joint director of higher education, here.
The teachers at school, college and university are awarded every year. The nominations are sent to the state government for the final selection.
Prakash Gaikwad, director of higher education, said that a meeting regarding the same was held recently with the concerned officials.
"No government directives have been issued so far which means that no programme for the occasion would take place for the time being. However, a decision is likely to be taken on September 7," Gaikwad said.
Satish Patil, president of university teacher's association, said that the usually the awards are declared almost a month prior to the event.
Student leader Tukaram Saraf said that teacher's day has its own significance and it would have no meaning if the award is given on some other day. It would become a mere formality.
Last year, the event held in the university premises was presided over by technical and higher technical education minister Rajesh Tope.