Indore: Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya’s appointment process was in rough weather since the varsity geared up for starting interviews on February 27. A day before the interviews began, education watchdog and advocate Nimish Pathak had objected saying that the recruitment process is in violation of norms.
He had alleged that the university was filling even the vacant posts of professors and readers also with assistant professors. NSUI too had objected and a complaint regarding this was also lodged with Department of Higher Education which in turn directed the university not to declare the final selection list until the complaint was resolved.
The complaint is still remains unaddressed. As the DHE did not ask the university to stop interviews, it proceeded ahead but then leaked names of a selection panel members of commerce forcing the varsity to suspending interviews for the subject.
A day days later, UGC issued a circular directing varsities to restore 2000 point roster forcing the DAVV to make an announcement of suspension of interviews. However, on March 7, it made a U-turn the very next day citing its advertisement wherein it stated that the university may change rules any time during interviews as per new UGC guidelines.
The university announced that it would adjust the selections made till March 6 as per new UGC roaster. Three days after that election commission imposed model code of conduct leaving no choice with the DAVV to discontinue the on-going recruitment process.
“We were filling vacancies in view of upcoming visit of NAAC’s team to the DAVV for accreditation. But as poll code has come into force we have no option but to suspend interviews for now,” vice chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad said.