The University Grants Commissionâ€™s notification has made it mandatory for candidates applying for assistant lecturer ship to have a PhD degree. Earlier, candidates with M.Phil and NET/SLAT qualifications could also apply for the posts. The recent notification has created trouble for more than 100 candidates in Gujarat who has applied for the post of assistant lecturers.
The state government has to fill up a total of 532 posts in this recruitment drive.
The state education commissioner's office received hundreds of applications for filling up the posts, and interviews were conducted at Gandhinagar recently. Since the new notification has come after that stage, more than 100 candidates will be automatically removed from the final round. The post for the assistant lecturer has five-year probation where the selected candidates will have a fixed pay of Rs 7,500.
"If the education department knew about the qualification required, they could have taken it into consideration right at the time, as many have spent an application fee of Rs 500 and then spent on to and fro transport to Gandhinagar for their interviews. We are writing to the UGC about the goof-up and its probable solution," said an applicant on condition of anonymity.
[Source: Times of India]