Jammu, January 14: In view of the issue being arisen within the recruitment process for the post of Assistant Professor in Higher Education Department regarding the PhD degree of candidates prior to July 2009, the Jammu University has decided to approach the J&K Public Service Commission to postpone the ongoing interviews for the same post and hold the list of selected candidates until final verdict is made over the issue.
As per a local daily, a meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow between Dean Academic Affairs and Dean Research Studies of JU and KU over the issue following which a formal request is likely to be made by both the universities jointly.
The meeting is going to take place at Jammu University, both the officers will discuss over the controversy surrounding PhD degrees prior to July 2009 and take a position over the same in the light of Supreme Court judgement of March 2015.
Pertinently, the controversy revolves around UGC Minimum Standard for Awards of M Phil/PhD Degrees Regulations which came in force in 2009 and JKPSC rejecting candidates who have acquired PhD prior to 2009 as per SC judgement after which JU decided to provide a common Performa to those have degrees before 2009.
Presently, interviews are being conducted for more than 1200 posts of Assistant Professors of different subjects in the Higher Education Department.Also, JKPSC (J&K Public Service Commission) has rejected to conduct the interviews of those candidates who have cleared written examinations but have degrees prior to 2009.
The candidates have alleged that the administration is playing with their future by giving this judgment.
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