CHENNAI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Thiruvalluvar University in Serkadu, Vellore, have been directed by the Madras High Court to complete the process of verifying the qualifications of teachers of arts and science colleges affiliated to the university, within six months.
The first bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice MM Sundresh gave the direction on Wednesday while closing a PIL from Professor I Elangovan of Vellore, seeking to quash a resolution passed by the Syndicate at its 61st meeting on October 9, 2014.
The resolution granted two years’ time to the teachers to complete the eligibility criteria as per the UGC norms. The petitioner contended that when the initial appointment itself could not have been made without the requisite qualification, there was no question of granting further time to obtain those qualifications.
When the matter came up UGC submitted that a committee had been formed to look into all the appointments and that a final picture would emerge at the end. If any appointment did not meet the UGC regulations, consequences would follow, it added.