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Yet another rule violation charge against BDU

Image result for bharathidasan school of managementSOURCES with the BDU alleged that the present director with the Bharathidasan School of Management (13SM), has crossed the retirement age and has been violating the norms of Govern-ment Order (GO) 350. Bharathidasan University (BDU) in Tiruchy had started Bharathidasan School of Management (BSM) as a separate entity, with much fanfare, in the previous academic year 2016-17. N Rajendran, a retired professor and head of History department with the university was nominated as the Director (in-charge). Sources added that they have been seeking the intervention of Tamil Nadu Higher Education officials, but it went in vain. The GO 350, dated September 9, 2009, reads 'The present system of retirement age shall be continued, i.e, 58 years for college teachers and 60 years for University teachers. There shall be no re-employment beyond the age of superannuation.' The violation of the same has created an outrage among university teachers and they have been approaching the Government officials seeking intervention. "The university administration has not formulated any concrete policy pertaining to the admission of students, faculty, besides the Director," the university source added. "The BSM Director has an  academic background of History and he has been nominated for chairing Management, which is pouring in criticism from all sides. The then university administration members, who continued their patronage to Rajendran had known the reason themselves. The BSM, at a prominent university, must have a qualified person at the post of a Director," a whistle-blower said. According to documents avail-able with the Express, former The university administration has not formulated any concrete policy pertaining to the admission of students, faculty, besides the Director .
University source
Registrar of BDU, C Thiruchelvam, as per an order from the former Vice-Chancellor VM Muthu Kumar, on April 11, 2016, had nominated N Rajendran as the Director ( in-charge) of BSM. The BSM Director has associated with a ll higher officials in the university management and that is why he has been chairing the school management until now said a university source, under condition of anonymity. When contacted, J Manjula, Director of Collegiate Education (DCE) said that she will seek a detailed report on the matter and also discuss it with the EDU Registrar (in-charge), R Babu Rajendran, for further clarification.

 Speaking to Express, N Rajendran, Director (in-charge) of Bharathidasan School of Management (BSM) refuted all allegations made against him and said that he has been asked to manage the institution at the time of inaugurating BSM. MU has ten constituent colleges under which all the principals appointed were retired. Is no one bothered about that, asked Rajendran. A fresh assignment was given to him at the time of establishing BSM, as a separate entity from EMI and he had been executing it since then, he said. "My tenure of the assignment was not mentioned at that time. The questions people raise now should have been asked at the beginning. Why were they silent so far", he added. 'All the declarations provided by the university were openly declared and one can check my detailed curriculum vitae at the official website of BDU," he stated. Asked about the change of academic specialisation from History to Management, Rajen-dran said that qualification is needed only for teaching faculties. One can be the Director if he or she is capable of managing the institution., he added.
source: epaper.newindianexpress.com

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