Interviews are conducted online. But there is no rule to send the letter of that interview by email. It is sent by post. Such is the rule in Jadavpur University. Allegedly, as a result, one teacher candidate lost the opportunity to be interviewed.
Interview letters from one of the best universities in the state and the country still go only by post.
Allegedly, a teacher candidate, after receiving the letter by post recently, found out that the interview had taken place two days ago. Saikat Das, a researcher at Tokyo University of Science in Japan, applied for the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Jadavpur. In this state, Saikat’s house is in Chandannagar. University authorities speed-posted the letter containing the details of his interview on 13 May. It reached his house in Chandannagar on 20 May. Apparently, the day of the interview was two days before that, May 18. Not only that, the letter also contained the instruction to email the necessary documents by May 6.
Surprised, Saikat later emailed the university authorities, saying he had received a letter of interview on May 20 from Speed Post. He further added that he could have appeared for the interview if he had been informed about this via email. He also requested the authorities to give him an opportunity to be interviewed. Saikat argues that if he had known the details of the interview on time, he could have emailed documents from Tokyo on certain days and given online interviews.
Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das is now out of the country. Registrar Snehamanju Basu said on Tuesday that there is no rule to mention the email ID in the application form of job seekers of this university. So not all applicants have email IDs. After this incident, the University is planning to introduce rules for mentioning email ID in job application. She further said that all the information about the interview is uploaded on the website of the university. Assumed, applicants will see. Will Saikat Das get another chance to give an interview? In response to this question, the registrar said, “The Vice-Chancellor is now abroad. Any decision on the matter will be taken after his return.” However, she said, the appointment to the post of chemistry department has not been finalized yet.