Supreme Court of India | Photo: Mathrubhumi
New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi University approached the Supreme Court against the High Court order, which directed the university to formulate new guidelines for allotting marks in interviews conducted to the posts of assistant professors. In the petition, MG University noted that the court’s intervention in determining the criteria for teachers’ appointments, which is an academic matter, is inappropriate.
The High Court had cancelled the MG University’s order which allotted 50 marks for the interview to the post of assistant professor. The order came up while considering the petition which questioned the appointment of Hindi assistant professor in a college under the university. The High Court also observed that the order of MG University which hiked the marks for interview from 20 to 50 violated the regulations of University Grants Commission.
High Court had directed the university to release a revised order within a month.