CHENNAI: A senior academician and immediate past president of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) Prof.Dr.G.Thiruvasagam has today made a public appeal for establishing ‘University and College Teachers Recruitment Board’ in Tamil Nadu to stop alleged irregularities in the appointment of teaching faculty in various universities and aided colleges in the State because the amount is running in to several lakhs of rupees per post per person and it should come to an end.
Dr.Thiruvasagam, who is a former Vice-Chancellor of University of Madras and former VC of Bharathiar University in Coimbatore, has said that this proposal will be raised in the 97th annual meet and National Conference of Vice-Chancellors 2023, taking place in Meghalaya from 23rd to 25th March 2023 on the theme ‘Transformative Higher Education for Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
“The first step should be to ensure that appointment of teaching faculty in colleges and universities must be as per UGC prescribed rules. Like TNPSC, let there be a University and College Faculty Recruitment Board in Tamil Nadu to bring qualified merit candidates as per UGC norms, it will stop kickbacks in teacher post appointments in higher education to a large extent. Like how our government jobs are being recruited through TNPSC etc based on vacancies, why not we have a separate recruitment board for colleges and universities because it can stop the present complaints of ‘Other Requirements’. This issue is going to be raised and discussed at the National Conference of Vice-Chancellors, and I will move a resolution in the interest of saving the standards of higher education in Tamil Nadu and across India,” Prof.Dr.G.Thiruvasagam, a former Principal of Yadava College in Madurai, has stressed while speaking to ‘LotusTimes‘ on March 22nd 2023.
He also raised a few valid questions on why the Tamil Nadu State Education Policy Committee is not having present Vice-Chancellors of State universities and former Vice-Chancellors as members.