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Non-teaching staff to be appointed too

Administrative posts to be filled

MADURAI: The process of lecturer appointments in Madurai Kamaraj University will commence in the first week of January.

After a gap of over two decades, the varsity was able to go ahead with recruitment of lecturers after having obtained the necessary legal opinions, R. Karpaga Kumaravel, Vice-Chancellor, said here.

At a press conference on Saturday, he said that 103 lecturer posts would be filled and an advertisement calling for applications would be issued in the first week of next month. Along with the lecturers, the university was also taking steps to appoint nine professors.

“By March, we want to complete the teaching staff appointments. Then, we will focus on filling up the non-teaching posts,” he said.

Totally, 89 non-teaching staff would be recruited by following the norms like seniority in employment exchange registration and reservation guidelines.

Dr. Kumaravel said that non-teaching staffers working on temporary/ consolidated pay basis would also be given the opportunity to attend the selection process.

The Vice-Chancellor further announced that administrative posts which were vacant right now or getting vacant soon would also be filled up.

The Vice-Chancellor told reporters that the university would participate in a ‘big way’ in the World Classical Tamil Conference to be held at Coimbatore in June next year.

“Our university will extend hospitality to Tamil scholars from Malaysia who will attend the conference. Also, our university faculty and research scholars have been asked to submit their papers at the World Classical Tamil Conference,” Dr. Karpaga Kumaravel said.

I. Singaram, Registrar, Syndicate members and senior faculty members were among those who were present at the press meet.