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Madras HC order brings to fore whats ailing Anna University- The New Indian Express

Express News Service

CHENNAI: Anna University is Tamil Nadu’s premier technology university and often political parties fight to take credit for its stature. But an order of the Madras high court on Monday has highlighted that the premier institution has less than half the number of regular staff it ought to have. Much of the show is run by temporary faculty, some of whom are paid on an hourly basis.

The high court order expressed shock at the state of affairs. The temporary faculty, the varsity staffed to compensate, welcomed the judgment and said that it may give them a fair chance at permanent recruitment.

Anna University should have had 1,284 faculty members for undergraduate courses and 120 for postgraduate courses, according to guidelines stipulated by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Though the 111th Finance Committee had sanctioned 981 posts, only 556 posts had been filled with

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