40 percent of guest lecturers aren’t qualified: TN Higher Education Minister

By - 13 October 2022

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13 October 2022

CHENNAI: Nearly 2,000 out of the 5,303 guest lecturers working at government arts and science colleges in Tamil Nadu are not qualified for the post, Higher Education Minister K Ponmudy said on Wednesday.

As per UGC rules, only teachers who have a PhD or have cleared NET/SET (National Eligibility Test/ State Eligibility Test) are to be appointed as guest lecturers. But in previous years, college principals favoured local candidates and even people with MPhil degrees were appointed as guest lecturers, the minister explained, adding that his government is trying to rectify this.

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