According to the neoteric recruitment Board declaration, the remaining 2,340 vacant seats are to be filled for the post of Professor in Government Arts, Science and Education colleges. The least minimum requirement for the post includes MPhil and Ph.D. degrees from Regular Mainstream University. The students who have obtained a degree from the Distance/Open learning University will not be eligible for the aforementioned post.
This policy is flouting the rules and regulations setup by the University Grant Commission (UGC), this issue caught the attention, when the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court injuncted that only those candidates would be eligible to be hired as Professor who hold degree from the regular Varsity. The notification issued by The Recruitment Board that the only candidates who have attained degree from the Prestigious as well as recognized University under the pattern of 10+2+3 will be vetted for selection. Those who have obtained MPhil and PhD degrees from correspondence/distance/Open learning University system are ineligible for selection as Lecturers or assistant professors in Colleges and University.
The above mentioned policy of recruitment is in dissent with the UGC norms which states that degrees, diploma and certificates of authorized Distance or Open learning institutions would be considered tantamount to the degree obtained by the recognized Regular Varsity.
The statement passed by the Justice SM Subramaniam on 21 June, Teaching is a Nobel Profession, teaching in a classroom is a skill. Thus the candidates who studied and possessed the necessary educational qualifications through a regular course only would be selected for the esteemed job. Automatically those who are getting trained by the Open/Distance learning method become disqualified for the post. The UGC norms states that the distance education system is blooming and the quality is not compromised at all.