Madras University may not permit New Courses in 14 Colleges

Madras University may not permit New Courses in 14 Colleges

Insisting that colleges strictly adhere to UGC norms in the appointment of principals, the University of Madras is considering denial of permission for new courses to 14 colleges affiliated to it.

“We sent circulars to all colleges stating they should not have temporary principals for more than a stipulated period. The age of the principals should also be less than 62 years,” Vice-Chancellor G. Thiruvasagam said.

He said that of the 72 colleges which had applied for starting new courses this year, 14 had not taken the requisite action.

There had been a number of requests in the last fortnight from colleges to the university asking it to constitute panels to appoint new principals.

But since the UGC requirements had not been met as on date, he would propose to the University Syndicate not to allow the 14 colleges to start new courses, Prof. Thiruvasagam said.

Apart from this, seven applications had been received for starting new colleges this year, Prof. Thiruvasagam said. “We are waiting for the government orders permitting starting of new colleges,” he said.