PURABI DEKA BOSE Vs. GAUHATI UNIVERSITY AND 5 ORS
LAWS(GAU)-2018-11-110
HIGH COURT OF GAUHATI
Decided on November 27,2018

Purabi Deka Bose Appellant
VERSUS
Gauhati University And 5 Ors Respondents

JUDGEMENT

Achintya Malla Bujor Barua, J. - (1.) Heard Mr. TJ Mahanta, learned senior counsel, assisted by Mr. PP Dutta, learned counsel for the petitioner. Also heard Mrs. P Barman, learned standing counsel, Gauhati University and Mr. N Barua, learned counsel for the respondent No.6.
(2.) An advertisement was issued by the respondent Gauhati University, inter alia, inviting applications for one post of Assistant Professor in Biological Science with specialization in Molecular Virology/Molecular Immunology/Molecular Biology. Both the petitioner as well as the respondent No.6 participated in the selection process. As per the statement of marks prepared by the Selection Committee constituted by the Gauhati University for the post of Biological Science, the petitioner Dr. Purabi Deka Bose was given 15 marks in the heading Assessment of Domain Knowledge and Teaching Practices, whereas the respondent No.6 was given 20 marks. The total marks under the heading Assessment of Domain Knowledge and Teaching Practices is stated to be 30% of the total marks and accordingly, it is understood that the total marks thereof was construed by the Selection Committee to be 30. The petitioner assails the grant of 20 marks to the respondent No.6 as well as the 15 marks to her for the under the heading Assessment of Domain Knowledge and Teaching Practices.
(3.) The respondent authorities had filed an affidavit-in-opposition wherein a clear stand was not taken as to why the petitioner was granted 15 marks and the respondent No.6 was granted 20 marks under the aforesaid heading Assessment of Domain Knowledge and Teaching Practices. In the circumstances, by the orders dated 30.03.2016 and 22.05.2018, a detailed affidavit was required to be filed by the authorities in Gauhati University stating the break ups of marks awarded to the petitioner and the respondent No.6 under the heading Assessment of Domain Knowledge and Teaching Practices. Consequent thereof, the affidavit dated 08.06.2018 has been filed wherein in paragraph 4, it has been stated that the Assessment of Domain Knowledge and Teaching Practices is evaluated under four different sub-heads, namely: (i) Teaching Experience (Both PG and UG) (ii) Research Experience. (iii) Seminar/Conference attended (both in International & National) (iv) Research paper submitted in International/National and Regional/Local Seminar/Conference.;


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