The Gujarat Technological University(GTU) has written to all its affiliated colleges to submit the list of faculty members whose appointment was not endorsed by the previous university with which the particular colleges were affiliated before GTU came into existence.
In a circular sent to all the colleges this week,the university said if the appointments were approved by their previous universities,GTU would accept it.
But in case,the previous universities had not approved (appointments),the colleges will have to go through another selection process, the note sent to the colleges said.
GTU vice-chancellor Akshay Aggarwal told The Indian Express that the circulars were sent following information reaching the university that in some cases the appointments were not approved by the university with which the colleges were affiliated previously.
He said though the private and self-financed colleges were empowered to recruit their own staff as per guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) pertaining to educational qualification and experience,the endorsement of the affiliating university was a must after selection. He said this was done to ensure the colleges followed UGC rules in appointments and maintain the standard of faculty.
Polytechnic colleges,which were earlier under the overall supervision of the directorate of technical education and not affiliated to any university,have also come under GTU with the amendment of the bylaws pertaining to technical education in the state. Due to this,all polytechnics,government or private,would have to seek approval of the recruitment of their staff with GTU.
More than 400 colleges,including over 100 engineering institutes,scattered all across the state,are affiliated with GTU.
According to GTU officials,these colleges would also have to transfer their deposit money from the previous affiliating university to GTU in due course. GTU has not,so far,insisted for transfer of deposits with the old colleges as it is still in the process of framing its own rules and regulations.