The Times of India | Yogita Rao | TNN | Mar 29, 2017 |
MUMBAI: The UGC, on Wednesday, issued a circular announcing the continuance of funding of several of its schemes beyond March 31, 2017. While this may come as a relief for many teachers working in UGC-sanctioned centres, who were to lose jobs in universities across the country, including Mumbai’s Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), there is still no clarity in the issue. Director of TISS, S Parasuraman, has decided to revoke the contract termination letters, only after getting more clarity from the UGC. Contracts of 18 teachers and several administrative staff from three UGC-sanctioned centres at TISS were terminated last week after the institute failed to get an extension from the commission.