Assistant Professor in Government Arts & Science Colleges and Government Colleges of Education


The Government have granted permission to fill up 4000 (Four Thousand) vacancies for appointment to the posts of Assistant Professors in the Tamil Nadu Collegiate Educational Service for Government Arts & Science Colleges and Government Colleges of Education by Direct Recruitment in accordance with the G.O.(Ms)No.246, G.O.(Ms)No.247 and G.O.(Ms)No.248, Higher Education (F2) Department, Dated: 08.11.2022 respectively.

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57,700 - 182,400



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Assistant Professor in Government Arts & Science Colleges and Government Colleges of Education


QUALIFICATIONS: A. AGE LIMIT : Candidates should not have completed 57 years as on 01-07-2024. B. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (As on the date of notification) & (As per G.O.(Ms) No.05, Higher Education (H1) Department, Dated.11.01.2021). C. DIRECT RECRUITMENT : For the Disciplines of Arts, Commerce, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, Sciences, Languages, Physical Education and Journalism & Mass Communication. Assistant Professor: Eligibility (a or b): a. i) A Master’s degree with a minimum of 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.

A relaxation of 5% shall be allowed at the Bachelor’s as well as at the Master‘s level for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe / Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities / Backward Classes / Differently-abled ((a)Blindness and low vision; (b)Deaf and Hard of Hearing; (c)Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid-attack victims and muscular dystrophy; (d)Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability (e)Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness) for the purpose of eligibility and assessing good academic record for direct recruitment. The eligibility marks of 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever the grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible, based only on the qualifying marks without including any grace mark procedure. A relaxation of 5% shall be provided, (from 55% to 50% of the marks) to the Ph.D. Degree holders who have obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19 September 1991. ii) 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: a) The Ph.D. degree of the candidate has been awarded in a regular mode; b) The Ph.D. thesis has been evaluated by at least two external examiners; c) An open Ph.D. viva voce of the candidate has been conducted; d) The Candidate has published two research papers from his/her Ph.D. work, out of which at least one is in a refereed journal;

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

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 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai). Note: NET / SLET / SET shall not be a 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. Remark: For the Special Recruitment to teach the deaf candidates, apart from the qualification mentioned above, they should possess anyone of the following additional special qualifications: a. Rehabilitation Council of India approved Disability related (Deaf) Course-Senior Diploma in Teaching the Deaf (Hearing Impairment) (or) b. Special B.Ed. in teaching the Hearing Impairment. D. EQUIVALENCE OF QUALIFICATION: The Government orders relating to equivalence of qualification are available in the Teachers Recruitment Board’s website. However, if the candidate possesses an equivalence of qualification other than one mentioned in the Board’s website and if Government orders to this effect have been issued on or before the date of this notification, candidates should furnish the details of the same while applying and should upload a copy of the Government order at the time of uploading of documents, failing which his/her candidature will be rejected after due process. The Government orders regarding equivalence of qualification issued after the date of this notification will not be considered for this recruitment.

E. Adequate knowledge of the official language of the State, namely, Tamil: As per the Tamil Nadu Collegiate Educational Service rules, every person appointed to any category of the services of Collegiate Education by direct recruitment whose mother tongue is other than Tamil or who have not studied Tamil in any school or college should pass the special language test in Tamil for officers of the Education Department (Higher Standard) having Code No.027 (Paper-I) and Code No.042 (Paper-II) conducted by TNPSC, within a period of two years from the date of appointment.

How To Apply:

HOW TO APPLY: a. Read carefully the "How to Apply" section given in the advertisement / website. b. Candidates should apply only through online mode in the Teachers Recruitment Board website



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