The High Court on Thursday admitted PIL challenging the appointment of ‘ineligible’ candidates as guest faculty for post-graduate courses by the Bangalore University, and issued notices to the University.
In his petition, Karnataka Education Forum president Gurumuthy contended that according to University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines, guest lecturers or faculty should have completed their PhD or MEd or should have secured a specified percentage in the National Entrance Test conducted by UGC. Some of the candidates appointed by the Bangalore University as guest faculty do not have the necessary qualification, he stated.
A High Court division Bench of Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice B V Nagarathna ordered notices to the University and other authorities. According to the petitioner, the BU had invited applications for the posts of guest faculty on December 9, 2012 and had appointed nine faculty members within nine days of inviting applications.