University of Madras Institute of Distance Education Recruitment for Temporary Faculty Positions at the Assistant Professor level

University of Madras Institute of Distance Education Recruitment for Temporary Faculty Positions at the Assistant Professor level.

About University of Madras

The Public Petition dated 11-11-1839 initiated the establishment of Madras University. It was in January 1840 with Mr. George Norton as its President, that the University Board was constituted. In 1854 after a lapse of 14 years, the Government of India formulated a systematic educational policy for India and as a sequel to this on 5th September 1857 by an Act of Legislative Council of India, the University was established.

The University was organised in the model of London University. Madras University is the mother of almost all the old Universities of south India. The University area of jurisdiction has been confined to three districts of Tamil Nadu in recent years.

University of Madras Institute of Distance Education Recruitment

Applications are invited for Faculty Positions at the Assistant Professor Level purely on full-time temporary basis for a period of 120 days and extendable for further period of 120 days, in the Institute of Distance Education for the disciplines mentioned below:

Sl.NoSubjectNo of Posts Phase I
4.Political Science & Public Administration1
7.Computer Science1
8.Management Studies2
13.Saiva Siddhantha1
14.Geography (B.Sc & M.Sc2
15.Sociology (BA & MA)2
16.Christian Studies1


  1. Eligibility (A or B): At the level of Assistant Professor:


  1. A Master’s degree with 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point-scale wherever the grading system is followed) in a concerned/relevant/allied subject from an Indian University, or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign university.
  1. Besides fulfilling the above qualifications, the candidate must have cleared the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the UGC or the CSIR, or a similar test accredited by the UGC, like SLET/SET or who are or have been awarded a Ph. D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil./Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2009 or 2016 and their amendments from time to time as the case may be exempted from NET/SLET/SET :

Provided the candidates registered for the Ph.D programme prior to July 11, 2009, shall be governed by the provisions of the then existing Ordinances/Bye-laws/Regulations of the Institution awarding the degree and such Ph.D candidates shall be exempted from the requirement of NET/SLET/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in Universities/Colleges/Institutions subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions:-

  1. The Ph.D degree of the candidate has been awarded in a regular mode;
  2. The Ph.D thesis has been evaluated by at least two external examiners;
  3. An open Ph.D viva voice of the candidate has been conducted;
  4. The Candidate has published minimum of two research papers from his/her Ph.D work, out of which at least one is in a refereed journal;
  5. The candidate has presented at least two papers based on his/her Ph.D work in conferences/seminars sponsored/funded/supported by the UGC/ICSSR/CSIR or any similar agency.

The fulfilment of these conditions is to be certified by the Registrar or the Dean (Academic Affairs) of the University concerned.

Note: NET/SLET/SET shall also not be required for such Masters Programmes in disciplines for which NET/SLET/SET is not conducted by the UGC, CSIR or similar test accredited by the UGC, like SLET/SET.


B. The Ph.D degree has been obtained from a foreign University/Institution with a ranking among top 500 in the World University Ranking (at any time) by any one of the following: (i) Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) (ii) the Times Higher Education (THE) or

(iii) the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai).

Note: The Academic score as specified in Appendix (Table 3A) for Universities and Appendix (Table 3B) for Colleges, shall be considered for short-listing of the candidates for interview only and the selections shall be based only on the performance in the interview.

  • Consolidated Remuneration: Rs.30,000/- per month
  • Nature of appointment: The appointment is purely temporary for one semester (120 days) or until the appointment of permanent faculty whichever is earlier.
  • Selection: Candidates will be shortlisted based on their academic credentials and UGC norms. Only short listed candidates will be called for interview.
  • The selected candidates will be required to join immediately.
  • Canvassing in any form will render a candidate ineligible.
  • The University reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process of temporary faculty in partial or full without assigning any reasons whatsoever.
  • This appointment does not confer any right on the applicant to claim either continuous employment or permanency in future
  • Incomplete applications/ applications not in the prescribed format will be rejected without intimation.
  • No interim correspondence will be entertained.
  1. The University reserves the right to shortlist the number of candidates depending upon the number of applications received or the qualifications of the applicants. No separate intimation will be made to the candidates who are not shortlisted. The decision of the Scrutiny / Selection Committee is final.
  2. The applicants are requested to view the website of the University daily for any updated information regarding the recruitment process. List of candidates shortlisted for interview will be uploaded in the University Website. Separate communication for the candidates will not be sent.
  3. University will not be responsible for any postal delay or loss of application during transit.
  4. The number of vacancies indicated in the advertisement is tentative and subject to change. University reserves the right to change the number of positions based on the requirement.
  5. Duly completed application forms along with all necessary documents given in the list should be submitted on or before 28.04.2022, addressed to The Registrar, University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai 600 005.

No cost of Application


  1. Name of Applicant [IN BLOCK LETTERS]        :
  • Name and Address of the Institution where the candidate is working                                             :
  • Post held at present                                                            :
    • Date of Appointment to the Post               :
    • Scale of Pay                                              :
    • Date of annual increment                          :
  • Address to which communications are to be sent: [Indicate the correct address with Pin-code, Dist, etc., Telephone number and e-mail id]
  • Sex:                                                Nationality & Religion:
  • Date of Birth and Age                                            :

[Attested copy of the first page of SSLC book/ Plus 2 to be enclosed]

  • Name of the Community                                        :


(Certificate from the Revenue Official concerned to be enclosed) (Specify the Name of the Community in Block letters)


  • Academic Qualification [Enclose attested copies starting from Matriculation or SSLC to recent degree]  :
Educational LevelYear of passingName of the InstitutionSubject/ MajorMinor/ AncillaryClassMarks/ GradeRank, If any
Others, specify       

NOTE: Must have undergone: 11 + 1 + 3 + 2 (SSLC, PUC, UG & PG) or 10 + 2+ 3 + 2 (SSLC, +2, UG & PG)

  • Title of the Thesis of the Research Degrees :
Any other higher degree like D.Sc., D.Litt., etc., 
  1. Membership /Fellowship titles in Professional

Societies/Academy like FNA,FRS,FNASC etc [Proof to be enclosed] :

  1. Whether the Candidate has passed CSIR-UGC National

Level Test /SLET/SET of Government of Tamil Nadu                           :

  • If so, particulars should be given [enclose Xerox copy of the pass certificate)
  • If not specify the reasons: and provide evidence of eligibility for the post of Assistant Professor                                :


  1. Prizes, Medals, Awards, other Honours received                         :

[to be categorized as Regional, National, International and proof to be enclosed]

  1. Professional Experience [Service certificates to be provided]                                                                              : [State from the present position and go in reverse, should account for all the years lapsed since Master’s degree]
{a} Teaching and Research Experience
InstitutionPost HeldDuration of service (years and months)Job desciption: UG&PG Teaching/Research/ Extension etc.
{b} Experience in Distance Education (Academic and Administrative Level)
{c} Total Teaching Experience : Lecturer/Assistant Professor
{d} Total Teaching Experience : Reader/Associate Professor/Professor
  1. Number of Publications  :
PublicationsPublished (in number)In Press [Proof to be attached] (in number)
With or Without Impact Factor in Articles- UGC Listed Journals  
Books- International  
Chapters in Books  


(b)   List of Publications in the order of (i) with impact factor (ii) Reputed journals listed in UGC website without impact factor (iii) Books published by International publisher and National publisher and (iv) Chapters in Books (Do not include proceedings of Symposia/Unpublished Articles

(State clearly authors [underline your name] the title of the publication, name of the journals, year, volume, page numbers impact factor as per Scopus/Web of Science. If there are books, please indicate the name of the publishers, total number of pages and whether it is a text book or a reference book along with ISBN/ISSN numbers)

Please provide the citation index of the publication & the impact factor of the journal in which it is published:

  1. Conferences/Seminars/Symposia/Workshops attended/papers presented Regional/National & International in Chronological order of the year [proof to be enclosed] :

List the paper presentation in the order: author(s), title of the papers, name of conference

/seminars etc., date(s), organizer & place.

  1. Conferences/Seminars/Symposia/Workshop organized [Regional, National & International. [Proof to be enclosed] :
Sl. No.Name of the eventPlace/datesRole as organizer
  1. Visits abroad including post-doctoral training/fellowships.[Proof to be enclosed] :
Sl. No.Countries/Institution visitedDurationPurpose/Assignment


  1. Establishment of Departments/Divisions/Laboratories etc. [Proof to be enclosed] :
Sl. No.ActivityInstitution/PlaceDates
  1. Patents/IPR Filed, granted and marketed [Proof to be enclosed] :
Sl.Details of InventionsPatents No.Date & CountriesIf marketed, details:
  • Knowledge of Language :
  LanguagesAbility to
  • a. Teaching Experience at College/ University level       :
  • Under Graduate          :
  • Post Graduate              :
  • M.Phil.                        :

b. Number of years of Research Experience:

c. Furnish details for supervision of candidates for Research :

DegreeAwarded (in number)Under guidance (in number)
Post-doctoral candidates  


  • Have you received any research scheme sponsored or supported by Local (State) National (UGC, CSIR, ICAR, ICMR, DST etc.) International (UN, UNESCO, WHO, FAO, etc.) Agencies? Give details with proof :
Sl.Title of the ProjectQuantum of Support [Rupees in lakhs]Funding AgencyYears of Project Operation
  • Have you handled any Consultancy Activity/Projects and /or Industry Interactions? [Proof to be enclosed] :
Sl.Title of the ProjectAgency/IndustryDuration                  of consultancy with dateGrantsReceived
  • Have you conducted any extension/community/literary activities in quantifiable terms? [Proof to be enclosed] :
Sl.Type of activityPeriod                       of activityAgency                                of collaborationOutput


  • Name and address of not less than two persons (not related by blood or marriage) to whom confidential reference could be made. They should be in a position to evaluate your candidature for the suitability of the position you are seeking now :
  • Name and address of two persons [not related by blood or marriage] from whom you have obtained the enclosed testimonials. Two are needed of which one should be from the Head of the Institution last attended  :
  • Any court case is made/pending against you (Criminal cases/Disciplinary actions). Give brief account of the case like nature of complaint, action taken etc.
  • Any other information you would like to present for consideration :



Date:                                                                           SIGNATURE OF THE APPLICANT



Sl. Particulars 
1Name of the Applicant:
2Date of Birth:Age:Sex: M/F
Name of the DegreeYear of PassingPercentage of Marks/Class
5NET/SLET/CSIR: Year of Passing
6Additional Qualification:
Name of the DegreeYear of PassingPercentage of Marks/Class
7Teaching/Research exp.UG: ….. yrsPG: ….. yrsRes. Guidance: M.Phil.: ….. Ph.D.:    ..…
Guidance [M.Phil./Ph.D.]:  
ExperienceAcademic : ……… ……. YearsAdministration : …………….. Years
8Post-Doctoral Research Experience:National: …….. YearsInternational: ….. Years
9Publications:Articles in JournalsNational publisher – BooksInternationl publisher – BooksChapters in Books
API Score:….. nos….. nos….. nos….. nos
10Organization of Depts./Conference:
Labs/Depts……… nosConference: ….. nos
11Conference, Seminar, Workshop participated:
Regional: ….. nosNational: ….. nosInternational: ….. nos
12Research Project conducted and Fund generated in Rs.:
13Patents granted: ….. nosConsultancies handled: ….. nos
14Present Position:
15Scale of Pay/salary:
16Address to which communication is to be sent with Tel. No. and Email ID:
I declare that the details given above are correct and I stand responsible for their validity.   Date:                                                                                         Signature of the Applicant
Note: This coding sheet should be filled in by the applicant without fail.
For office use only   Verified.                                                                                                    Comments, if any.   ASO/SO                                                                                                       A.R.


  1. Application shall be addressed to the Registrar [by designation only]. University of Madras, Chennai – 600 005.
  2. Applicants are required to forward their applications [5 copies] in the prescribed form with full particulars viz.,
    1. Proof of age with an attested copy of the first page of SSLC Book.
    1. Qualifications degrees [with year/years of passing and University in which the degrees were taken]
    1. Other academic distinctions, publications, if any;
    1. Present occupation and salary with scale of pay;
    1. Languages with which the applicant is conversant together with copies of recent testimonials;
    1. Name of two persons to whom a reference can be made.

[Candidates are advised to take Xerox copy of the application form. Self- designed application formats shall not be entertained]

  • Applications from candidates, who are in service, shall be sent through proper channel. If they anticipate any delay, they may send one copy in advance to the Registrar. However, their applications will be considered and they will be called for interview only if their applications forwarded through proper channel are received in time. Therefore, it shall be ensured that the applications sent through proper channel are received in time.
  • The enclosures to be appended are [i] attested true copy of the first page of SSLC book in evidence of date of birth and age; [ii] reprints of available papers; [iii] a list of papers published by the applicants [iv] attested true copies of certificates of credentials of educational qualifications and Academic distinctions.
  • Applicants who attempt to canvass or bring influence in any manner shall be disqualified.
  • If selected candidates shall be required to join duty immediately and enter into an agreement, with the University in accordance with the laws of the University.
  • The last date for submission of filled in application as mentioned in the notification. The applications received after the last date and applications with incomplete particulars shall be summarily rejected, without any notice.
  • Enquiries through telephones or in person shall not be entertained.
  • If a person is willing to apply for more than one post, separate application has to be submitted.
  • The University reserves the right to fill or not to fill up the post without assigning any reasons whatsoever.
  • Candidates should invariably fill in the information regarding court cases pending, criminal cases, disciplinary actions or equivalent etc. in the relevant column of the application form. Any changes in this information as and when occurred after the submission of application form till the completion of recruitment process should be brought to the notice of the University by the candidate, failing which the University reserves the right to cancel the candidature and to debar him/her from all selections.

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