COIMBATORE: An assistant professor aspirant has alleged that the Bharathiar University has violated University Grants CommissionÂ’s norms during the conduct of State Eligibility Test in 2012 and considered those do not posses OBC certificates under the OBC category.
While Central government and UGC rules clearly says only those BC and MBC candidates who fulfill the income criteria should be considered under OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) category, the university has considered all BC and MBC candidates as OBC and provided concession in terms of fee and qualification marks, said R Srikumar from Alagapuram in Salem, who appeared in the SET 2012. He has written to the Governor - Chancellor K Rosaiah and Chief Secretary K Gnanadesikan seeking their intervention to conduct enquiry and take appropriate remedial action.
“The income criterion during 2012 is that only those BC and MBC candidates whose family income is below `5 lakh should be considered under OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) category. BC and MBC candidates whose income is higher than this should be treated as general turn candidates,” he said.
He added, by considering all BC and MBC candidates under OBC category, the university has extended fee concession applicable only to OBC candidates to all BC and MBC candidates.
When contacted, Bharathiar University Registrar KG Senthilvasan said, “We have received the letter. We will analyse the objections and take a decision.”