Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) Vice Chancellor M Krishnan has informed in a circular about the teacher qualification should be as per the University Grants Commission (UGC) norms or will not able to continue their tenure from the present academic year (2019-20).
The circular states “It has been informed to all the affiliated colleges that the engagement of teachers who do not possess the qualifications as per UGC norms will lead to disaffiliation of the courses. It is known from the letters received from the colleges that these teachers are still on the roll which is against the UGC norms and the orders of the High Court in the WP.No.2652 of 2-14 dated 11.08.2014.”
“Hence, it is informed that if colleges continue the courses with teachers who do not possess qualifications as per UGC norms they will be held responsible for the legal action by informing the same before the HC in the contempt petition.”
All colleges affiliated to the university should oblige to the order and make it mandatory to follow the similar rules and guidelines with their teaching staffs. As per the report, more than 10 per cent of staff from MKU affiliated colleges does not follow the qualification guideline set by UGC.