Application (Eight copies) in the prescribed format are invited from eligible
candidates for the post of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR CUM CO-ORDINATOR –
REGIONAL CENTRE, VILUPPURAM and KOTHAGIRI (THE NILGIRIS DISTRICT)- (GT-2)
Pay Matrix Assistant Professor Academic level 10 (Rs.57700-182400)
Subject: Human Resource Management / Management.
Eligibility (A or B) :
i) A Master‘s degree with 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever
the grading system is followed) in a concerned/relevant/allied subject from an Indian
University, or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign university.
ii) Besides fulfilling the above qualifications, the candidate must have cleared the
National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the UGC or the CSIR, or a similar test
accredited by the UGC, like SLET/SET or who are or have been awarded a Ph. D.
Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards
and Procedure for Award of M.Phil./Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2009 or 2016 and their
amendments from time to time as the case may be exempted from NET/SLET/SET :
Provided, the candidates registered for the Ph.D. programme prior to July 11, 2009,
shall be governed by the provisions of the then existing Ordinances/Byelaws/Regulations of the Institution awarding the degree and such Ph.D. candidates
shall be exempted from the requirement of NET/SLET/SET for recruitment and
appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in
Universities/Colleges/Institutions subject to the fulfillment of the following
a) The Ph.D. degree of the candidate has been awarded in a regular mode; b) The
Ph.D. thesis has been evaluated by at least two external examiners; c) An open Ph.D.
viva voce of the candidate has been conducted; d) The Candidate has published two
research papers from his/her Ph.D. work, out of which at least one is in a refereed
journal; e) The candidate has presented at least two papers based on his/her Ph.D.
work in conferences/seminars sponsored/funded/supported by the UGC / ICSSR/ CSIR
or any similar agency.
The fulfillment of these conditions is to be certified by the Registrar or the Dean
(Academic Affairs) of the University concerned.
Note: NET/SLET/SET shall also not be required for such Masters Programmes in
disciplines for which NET/SLET/SET is not conducted by the UGC, CSIR or similar test
accredited by the UGC, like SLET/SET.
A relaxation of 5% shall be allowed at the Bachelor’s as well as at the Master‘s level
for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward
Classes (OBC)(Non-creamy Layer)/Differently-abled ((a) Blindness and low vision; (b)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing; (c) Locomotors disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy
cured, dwarfism, acid-attack victims and muscular dystrophy; (d) Autism, intellectual
disability, specific learning disability and mental illness; (e) Multiple disabilities from
amongst persons under (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness) for the purpose of
eligibility and assessing good academic record for direct recruitment. The eligibility
marks of 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever the grading
system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are
permissible, based only on the qualifying marks without including any grace mark
The letter from UGC vide No. F.No.9-1/2010(PS/Misc)pt.Vol-II dated 12.10.2021
reads as follows:
“As you are aware, UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of
Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and other
Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education)
Regulations, 2018 stipulates that Ph.D. degree shall be mandatory
qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Assistant Professors in
Universities from 01.07.2021.
The UGC, in view of COVID-19 pandemic, has decided to extend the date
of applicability of Ph.D. as mandatory qualification for direct recruitment
of Assistant professors from 01.07.2021 to 01.07.2023. Accordingly, an
Amendment to the aforesaid Regulations has been notified in the Gazette
The Ph.D. degree has been obtained from a foreign university/institution with a
ranking among top 500 in the World University Ranking (at any time) by any one of
the following: (i) Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) (ii) the Times Higher Education (THE) or
(iii) the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) of the Shanghai Jiao Tong
Note :The Academic score as specified in Appendix (Table 3A) for Universities, shall
be considered for short-listing of the candidates for interview only, and the selections
shall be based only on the performance in the interview.
A minimum of two years experience in Teaching / Extension / Skill Development / Human
Resource Management activities.
Filled-in Application Form along with all the enclosures and a Demand Draft for Rs. 500/-
(Rs. 250/- for SC/ST Candidates) drawn in favour of “ Tamil Nadu Open University”
payable at Chennai should reach the University on or before 03.01.2022 at 5.00 P.M.
super scribing the envelope “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
CUM CO-ORDINATOR, REGIONAL CENTRE.”
Details of prescribed Application Form, qualification, experience, scale of pay and other terms & conditions are available in the University Website www.tnou.ac.in.
The envelope containing the filled in application should carry the superscription “Application for the post of Assistant Professor for the Regional Centre, Viluppuram and Kothagiri at Tamil Nadu Open University” on the left hand top corner. The applications should be sent to “The Registrar, Tamil Nadu Open University, No.577, Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai-600 015, Tamil Nadu, India” either by Registered Post or submitted in person, so as to reach the same to this Office on or before 03/01/2022 upto 5.00 pm
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