FNUGATE: 'If it moves, it is Biology. If it stinks, it is Chemistry'. FNU embroiled in another job appointment controversy: The Position of Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Interview Panel and HR not in sync
The FNU Interview Panel had recommended that the position of Assistant Professor of Chemistry be offered to Dr Desta Gedefaw of Flinders University, Australia, but it went to Dr Neelam Hazoor Zaidi. Six candidates, including Zaidi, were interviewed for the position
Prior to her FNU appointment, Zaidi was at the Indian Institute of Technology and was educated at the Aligarh Muslim University in India. We are not questioning Zaidi's qualifications but merely highlighting another case where the interviewing panel is not in sync with FNU HR.
In an e-mail dated 16 January 2017, the deans of different science departments were informed as follows: "Since the position was advertised for the work permit and contract renewal of Dr Neelam H. Zaidi, HR has recommended that the contract of Dr Neelam H. Zaidi be renewed on the same terms and conditions as there were NO LOCAL CANDIDATES who applied for the position. This recommendation has also been endorsed by the VC's Office to renew the contract of
MIS-MATCH: Another expatriate who has an on-going issue with his work permit, John Chalaiya, a Malaysian, who has degree in management was appointed as Dean, CAFF - College of Agriculture, Forest and Fisheries. Last Friday, Chalaiya was appointed acting Director, Human Resources as FNU awaits decision on Jonathan Cartmell's work permit appeal
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