Special Correspondent

MADURAI: Universities in the State have been urged to follow utmost fairness and transparency in the admission process for B.Ed. courses through distance education mode. The Madurai Kamaraj, Manonmaniam Sundaranar, Mother Teresa and Alagappa University Teachers' Association (MUTA) has asked the varsities to be fair and not to disappoint the thousands of candidates who aspire to do B.Ed. course.

S.Vivekanandan, general Secretary, MUTA, in a press statement here on Saturday, said that the criteria for B.Ed. admission should be only merit and candidates' experience as teachers.

“Almost all universities in Tamil Nadu are planning to admit students for the B.Ed. course in their distance education. It is believed that they have received thousands of applications for just few hundred seats. Merit can be judged by the marks the candidates have obtained in their respective subjects,” Mr.Vivekanandan said.

He said that conduct of entrance test or interview will lead to favouritism, nepotism and corruption “and hence transparency/fairness will be important.”