University of Madras denies approval for appointment of 190 Lecturers
The University of Madras is defying a circular issued by the Director of Collegiate Education in 1999 by withholding approval for the appointment of more than 190 lecturers and principals in affiliated minority colleges, according to the affected faculty members.
The university has been withholding approval since 2006 on the grounds that the colleges were violating University Grants Commission (UGC) norms by not including a nominee of the Vice - Chancellor in the selection panel for lecturer appointments.
Minority colleges say they have been exempted from these norms. Since other universities in the State have been exempting minority institutions, the affected lecturers and colleges filed Right to Information requests with these universities seeking to know on what grounds they acted. These universities cited a circular issued by the DCE on October 12, 1999, stating that the norms need not be followed by minority - aided institutions.