Anna University has requested principals and chairmen of all affiliated self-financing colleges to return the original certificates of the faculty after verification. Colleges might retain solely copies of the original certificates, the University’s Registrar stated.
In a letter to faculty authorities, the Registrar urged establishments to be clear in regards to the phrases and circumstances of the recruitment course of, the appointment orders and the wage for the faculty.
The University additionally suggested the colleges to preserve a correct student-staff ratio and assign work schedules, in addition to guaranteeing amenities as required by the norms.
The University’s transfer follows a letter from Higher Education Secretary Apoorva, in November, which referred to the demise of T. Vasanthavanan, who was employed as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Sree Sastha Institute of Engineering and Technology.
The letter cited a report submitted to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) concerning the demise of the faculty member. It urged the All India Council for Technical Education and Anna University “to pass orders to affiliated private engineering colleges not to confiscate the certificates of their faculties when they recruit them and to return all the certificates in original after verification, with only the copies to be under the custody of the management”.
The letter states: “Since the management of Sree Sastha Institute of Engineering and Technology is clearly found to be guilty on the life of a faculty, nevertheless the case was closed legally by the police. They may duly be warned by the authorities and if necessary, some strict disciplinary/penal action may be initiated against them.”
The Higher Education Department forwarded a replica of the letter to the NHRC in Delhi.