The Thiruvalluvar University Co-ordination Council (TUCC) comprising Tamil Nadu Government College Teachers’ Association (TNGCTA) and Association of University Teachers (AUT) has decided to boycott the valuation work by teachers, demanding a hike in remuneration for examination-related works. This includes valuation of answer papers for theory examinations, practicals in science subjects and projects in arts subjects for the examinations conducted in April/May, 2013.
TUCC chairman professor S Kumar said the Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education (TANSCHE) is the academic body that recommends reforms for higher education in Tamil Nadu and remuneration for all examination-related works by all State-run universities. The last revision by this body was effected in May 2007. The periodical revision once in four years as recommended by TANSCHE was not implemented by the authorities of Thiruvalluvar University.
TUCC had submitted letters to the Vice- Chancellor dated October 4, 2012 and January 30, 2013 in this regard, demanding hike. The University authorities had accepted in principle to implement it after getting due permission from the bodies concerned. But siting financial impediments and other official reasons, the university authorities here have not implemented the new remuneration. Hence TUCC has decided to boycott the Central valuation for Major UG and PG papers which are likely to commence this week, Kumar said.
This would delay the publication of results of final year UG and PG students Hence in the interest of students, TUCC has appealed to the authorities to do the needful, he added.
Meanwhile, Thiruvalluvar University Vice-Chancellor Dr Gunasekaran said appropriate measures would be taken to address the issues.