Govt notification leaves teacher aspirants at UoM in a fix

Govt notification leaves teacher aspirants at UoM in a fix

Job application fee non-refundable, say varsity authorities

Hundreds of aspirants for professor and assistant professor posts in postgraduate (PG) departments, PG centres and constituents colleges of the University of Mysore (UoM) are a worried lot as the Higher Education department has stayed the process of recruitment for 205 teaching faculty, including 55 backlog posts.

As an applicant has to spend nearly Rs 5,000, including application fee and other documents, many eligible candidates are in a confused state whether to apply or not. Even the varsity has not clarified anything about the issue. However, the last date to submit the applications at the office of the Registrar, UoM, Mysuru is July 23.

Additional Chief Secretary for Higher Education Bharat Lal Meena, on July 11, has directed the university authorities not to make any direct appointment to fill the vacancies till further directions. He has stated that the university has violated the norms.

According to the UoM authorities, the non-refundable application fee is Rs 2,000 for each post. For SC/ST and Category-1, the fee is Rs 1,000. This amount may be paid through DD, drawn in favour of Finance Officer, University of Mysore, Mysuru. Besides, an applicant must enclose 10 sets of copies of publications and true copies of testimonials, certificates, caste certificates, marks cards, etc with the application.

Sanjay Prasad Srivatsav, an aspirant for Hindi professor’s post, said that he is ready with all the required documents prescribed by the varsity, but, is wondering whether to apply or not. “I should pay Rs 2,000 to apply and I have already invested nearly Rs 3,000 for arranging documents,” he said.

Beeresh Kumar, an employee at Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), said, “One of his relatives has already submitted an application and has also paid the prescribed fee. But, now he is worried. Apart from the application fee, an applicant has to spend Rs 3,000 to 4,000 on documents.”

He said that the aspirant for professor’s job learnt about the stay on recruitment process through media reports.

“The varsity has not issued any clarification in this regard. The authorities should have clarified the status of recruitment as people from across the country are aspiring for jobs in the UoM,” he added.

The UoM authorities claim that they are receiving applications from applicants. According to them, nearly 40 to 50 persons have applied for each post.

UoM Registrar C Basavaraju told Deccan Herald, “Vice-Chancellor K S Rangappa will take measures to solve the issue, as the Higher Education department has sent a communication to him. It is obvious that the aspirants are in a confused state.”
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