Tamil Nadu

Disclose your qualifications, faculty told

The Madras High Court Friday directed all the teaching staff of Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University to file sworn affidavits in the court by February 20 disclosing their qualifications and terms of appointment in order to fix and weed out unqualified professors and lecturers appointed due to nepotism.

Justice S.M. Subramaniam passed the order on a writ petition filed by D. Sankar, a professor of the university, urging the court to crack down on unqualified faculty members. The petitioner claimed that students were not respecting the teachers because of the latter’s inefficiency. Concurring with the petitioner, the judge said it had become a norm to appoint people on contractual basis and then hire them after about two years.

Lamenting such backdoor entry into government service, he said appointment of unqualified faculty members would only end up in producing unqualified lawyers.

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