The university has invited applications to fill up 211 vacancies and the last date to apply is December 28.

After nearly a decade, Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) here is going to recruit non-teaching staff on permanent basis as per government norms and pay scale.

The university has invited applications to fill up 211 vacancies — 176 for clerks and 35 for SWGs (sweeper, watchmen and gardener). Kalyani Mathivanan, Vice-Chancellor, told The Hindu on Tuesday that the increasing requirement of staff for effective administration warranted the recruitment move. The posts to be filled were sanctioned in 1996. Reservation norms would be followed. Since several employees retired in the recent years, administrative work suffered for want of manpower.

The work could not be managed with temporary staff, who were on consolidated salary basis. If the temporary non-teaching staff members were eligible, they could apply for the called for posts. Their experience would help them in selection. The last date to apply was December 28, and the recruitment process would be expedited.

Registrar in-charge K.Pitchumani also expressed that hardships were faced because of shortage of staff in clerk cadre as every year employees had been retiring from service. A couple of years back, vacancies of teaching staff were filled up.

On website

The notification for recruitment of clerks and SWGs has been posted on the university website www.mkuniversity.org.

For clerks, the qualification required is any degree with working knowledge of MS Office, while the qualification for SWGs is a pass in 10th Standard. Details of community-wise vacancy position for 176 clerk posts are available on the website. For OC category, there are 53 vacancies for clerk post while the vacancy position for BC is 45. The vacancy position for other categories are BC Muslim (6), MBC (34), SC (26), SC Arunthathiar (5), ST(2) and Differently-abled (5).

Out of the 35 SWG vacancies, 20 are for OC category and the rest for other communities.

The website has details on salary scale for the clerks and SWGs.

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