CHENNAI: The Chief Minister Ms J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday began issuing the appointment orders to 1,006 assistant professors for Government arts and science colleges across the State.
At the Secretariat, five persons chosen as assistant professors got their orders from the Chief Minister herself. The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) selected the assistant professors.
In the last four years, following the Chief Minister’s directive 14 Government arts and science colleges had been started to reach all sections of society.
Besides, 796 new undergraduate, post graduate and research courses were started in 62 arts and science colleges.
The Chief Minister had also stated that starting new colleges was not enough, and more teachers had to be recruited to provide quality education to students. The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission was asked to select the assistant professors.
The Hihger Education Minister P Palaniappan, Chief Secretary K Gnanadesikan, Advisor to State government, Sheela Balakrishnan and Higher Education Secretary Selvi Apoorva and senior officials were present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister arrived at the Secretariat at 1.10 p.m. on Wednesday and a large number of AIADMK workers and ordinary people were waiting to catch a glimpse of the leader.
When the convoy was alerted that the Chief Minister was ready to leave for home, the party workers present began shouting slogans in praise of her. A beaming Jayalalithaa with folded hands accepted their cheers and also waved her hands at the enthusiastic party workers.