Teachers' associations from across the country made a representation to the University Grants Commission on Saturday, demanding uniform retirement age for college and university teachers in all States.
The UGC Pay Review Committee, which is seeking views on the Sixth Pay Commission, held a meeting at Thiruvananthapuram on June 27 and 28 with vice-chancellors, principals, teachers and representatives of teachers' organisations.
The meeting, hosted by the University of Kerala, was attended by representatives of 18 universities in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.
Official sources told The Hindu that the committee was asked to recommend a uniform retirement age for both college and university teachers.
College teachers from Tamil Nadu wanted their retirement age, now 58 years, to be increased to 60, on a par with university teachers.
S. Vivekanandan, general secretary of the Madurai Kamaraj-Manonmaniam Sundaranar-Mother Teresa-Alagappa University Teachers' Association, who led a six-member team, said the association endorsed the demands put forth by the All India Federation of University and College Teachers Organisations.