Exam to be held in Tamil Nadu to choose assistant professors for government colleges

Tamil Nadu government to conduct an examination rather than interviews to fill assistant professor positions in government arts and science colleges . The candidates were to be selected based on their work experience and educational qualifications .

CHENNAI (Reuters) — Higher education minister K Ponmudy told reporters in Chennai on Friday that the Tamil Nadu government has decided to conduct an examination rather than interviews to fill assistant professor positions in government arts and science colleges.After taking the recruitment procedure, assistant professors for government colleges were appointed until 2000.According to the questionnaire, the government will fill 4,000 positions in the state's government arts and sciences colleges.Ponmudy explained that the Teachers Recruitment Board would issue a new notification about the recruitment process.

The candidates were to be selected based on their work experience and educational qualifications.We will reward guest lecturers who have been students at government arts and sciences colleges.According to the minister, there are currently around 5,000 vacant positions in government colleges.According to sources, the selection based on interview may have resulted in biased selection because the vast majority of applicants to the assistant professors had similar test scores in terms of work experience and qualifications.

It would not have been a productive recruitment.Assistant professors were recruited by telephone before 2000 based on written tests.According to a source, the recruitment exam would also give a platform to bright youngsters who want to work in the teaching profession.42,000 candidates have applied for 2,331 positions.

S. Swaminathan, an advisor to the NET, SLET Association, has asked the state government to conduct a recruitment test followed by an interview for selecting assistant professors.During the interview, the applicants should be expected to complete assignments, and it should be videographed.The findings of the interview should be declared immediately, he said, to prevent mishaps.In 2012, Ponmudy announced the regularization of the services of 955 assistant professors who have joined the program.