After postponing recruitments due to technical issues, the Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) has started the process of appointing more than 2,000 assistant professors in various government Arts and Science Colleges for over 70 subjects.
The selection involves ranking and shortlisting of candidates followed by preparation of rank-cum-communal roster for certificate verification and interview. The candidates would be shortlisted in the ratio of 1:3.
Sources from the Directorate of Collegiate Education stated that a series of technical snags forced the TRB officials to suspend not only recruitment of assistant professors but also appointments.
A senior official from the TRB told DT Next that in total there are 72 backlog vacancies, four shortfall vacancies, 2,252 current vacancies and three vacancies to teach differently-abled persons in various government Arts and Science Colleges.
“The submission of applications began during September 2019 after the new recruitment notification issued by the TRB,” he said, adding the call letters would be sent shortly to the selected candidates.
Stating that more than one lakh applications have been received, the official said a total of 309 English professors’ posts remain vacant, which is the highest in the vacancy list followed by Tamil where as many as 231 posts remain vacant.
The appointment for various assistant professors’ posts will be to teach a total of 73 Arts and Science subjects.
Academicians say that in many colleges, assistant professors’ posts have been remaining vacant for several years.
Tamil Nadu College Faculty Association secretary K Venkataraman said that with six months already passed since the reopening of the colleges, further delay of filling the vacant professors’ posts would severely affect the students in the State since their annual exams would begin by this May.