Teachers Urge Jaya to Probe Graft in TU

The Association of University Teachers (Zone-III) has appealed to the Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to order a probe into irregularities allegedly committed by the Thiruvalluvar University.

Published: 28th June 2014 07:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th June 2014 07:27 AM   |  A+A-

VELLORE: The Association of University Teachers (Zone-III) has appealed to the Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to order a probe into irregularities allegedly committed by the Thiruvalluvar University.

In a statement, zonal secretary of the AUT Professor Kumar said the university which was set up in October 2002 for the welfare of downtrodden and backward students had deviated from its objective of development of higher education in this area. He said the university allegedly took the extreme step of terminating the services of the most experienced temporary workers last year and now was in a haste to replace them with new people.

Kumar said the university administration had always blamed the teachers and students for the blunders committed by the university, including the publication of results with errors recently.

The AUT had made several representations to the Chancellor and the Higher Education Department on the irregularities in the conduct of examinations and evaluation work, but of no avail, he adde d.

Kumar said, the association is appealing to the CM to initiate action on the reports submitted in May 2012 by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, which enquired into allegations in the appointment of teaching staff made in the previous regime and financial irregularities. The CM should also order an enquiry under the Thiruvalluvar University Act into the university’s functioning.

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