COIMBATORE: The Teachers Recruitment Board’s recent notification, announcing the recruitment power to refill 2,340 assistant professor posts in authorities arts and technological know-how, and schooling schools, categorically said that MPhil and Ph.D. tiers obtained through correspondence/distance schooling/open university machine could no longer be eligible.

While the coverage may not be consistent with norms laid down by the University Grants Commission (UGC), it comes within the wake of the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court ruling that most effective applicants who obtained stages via the everyday faculties may be appointed as coaching college.

TRB’s notification stated that simplest candidates, who have received a diploma from a known university underneath the ten+2+3 pattern, will be considered for choice. The MPhil and Ph.D. stages received through correspondence/distance schooling/open university machine are ineligible for appointment as academics or assistant professors in faculties and universities, it said.

This is in direct contradiction to a notice issued by means of the UGC earlier this yr. It said that degrees, diplomas, and certificate presented by using acknowledged open and distance mastering institutions need to be dealt with equivalent to the ones issued by way of conventional universities.

The eligibility standards on essential qualifications of the applicants received via correspondence, distance, open college machine as eligible for the direct recruitment of assistant professor is a concern to the outcome of the writ enchantment to be filed before Madurai Bench of High Court of Madras towards orders issued on June 21, it added.

On June 21, Justice SM Subramaniam, at the same time as passing a judgment, stated, “Teaching is a noble career. Teaching in a schoolroom is a skill. Thus, the candidates who studied and possessed the considered necessary instructional qualifications via a regular sample of training in college alone to be selected and appointed for the submit of Assistant Professor. The applicants, who studied thru Open University system, correspondence route without attending the normal classes are certainly not eligible for appointment to the publish of Assistant Professor.” (sic)

This commentary is in direct contradiction to the attention issued via UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain on February 23 this 12 months. According to the attention, the degrees, diplomas, certificate presented for programmes carried out with the aid of the open and distance mastering institutions, regarded through the erstwhile Distance Education Council/ UGC ought to be dealt with as equivalent to the corresponding awards of the degree, diploma, certificate of the conventional universities and institutions.

The distance schooling gadget inside the united states is contributing loads in an expansion of higher training without compromising on first-class, he reasoned.

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