Recruitment of various post in CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF TAMIL NADU (Established by an Act of Parliament

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CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF TAMIL NADU (Established by an Act of Parliament,/Neelakudi, Thiruvarur


Central University of Tamil Nadu, an institution established by an Act of Parliament, invites applications from eligible candidates for the following Non-Teaching posts through Samarth portal:

For Direct Recruitment:

Suitability for PWD applicants:

1.   Public Relations Officer: Locomotor Disability(LD)-One Arm(OA), One Leg(OL), One Arm & Leg(OAL) affected, Hard of Hearing (HH), Low Vision(LV), Blind(B), Dwarfism(DW), Cerebral Palsy(CP) without Int.Disability, Muscular Dystrophy(MUD), Acid Attack Victims(AAV), Leprosy Cured(LC), MD from the above categories except Deaf, HH plus B).

2.   Assistant Registrar: Locomotor Disability(LD)-One Arm(OA), One Leg(OL), One Arm & Leg(OAL), Both Leg(BL) affected, Hard of Hearing (HH), Low Vision(LV), Blind(B), Dwarfism(DW), Cerebral Palsy(CP) without Int.Disability, Muscular Dystrophy(MUD), Acid Attack Victims(AAV), Leprosy Cured(LC), MD from the above categories (Except  HH plus B).

3.   Section Officer: Locomotor Disability(LD)-One Arm(OA), One Leg(OL), One Arm & Leg(OAL), Both Leg(BL) affected, Hard of Hearing (HH), Low Vision(LV), Blind(B), Dwarfism(DW), Cerebral Palsy(CP) without Int.Disability, Muscular Dystrophy 
(MUD), Acid Attack Victims(AAV), Leprosy Cured(LC), MD from the above categories (Except HH plus B).

4.   Personal Assistant: Locomotor Disability(LD)-One Arm(OA), One Leg(OL), One Arm & Leg(OAL), Both Leg(BL) affected, Hard of Hearing (HH), Low Vision(LV), Blind(B), Dwarfism(DW), Cerebral Palsy(CP) without Int.Disability, Muscular Dystrophy(MUD), Acid Attack Victims(AAV), Leprosy Cured(LC), MD from the above categories and specific Learning Disability.

Eligibility Criteria (post wise):



1.   The post carries usual allowances i.e. Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA) (in case not provided staff quarters), Transport Allowance (TA) etc., as made applicable to the University by UGC / MHRD from time to time.

2.   In  addition  to  the  above  benefits,  National  Pension  System  2004  (introduced  by
Government of India vide G.I., M.F, (CGA,) O.M. No 1(7)(2)/2003/TA/11 dated 07-01-
2004 read with O.M. No. 1(7)(2)/2003/TA/67-74 dated 04-02-2004 as amended from time to time), reimbursements of Medical Expenses as per norms, Leave Travel Concession are available as per University rules.


1.   The applicant must be a citizen of India and preferably below the age as prescribed against each as on the last date for receipt of applications i.e. 19-03-2022.

2.   All applicants must fulfill the essential qualifications for the post and other conditions stipulated  in  the notification  as  on  the last  date of receipt  of the  applications  i.e.
19.3.2022. They are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess at least the essential qualifications laid down for the post. No enquiry asking for advice as to eligibility will be entertained. CUTN employees are also required to submit the application through proper channel.

3.   The prescribed essential qualifications are the minimum and the mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for written test/interview [in case of Group- A post]. If needed, the University may conduct written test for Group-A post before interview.

4.   A duly constituted Screening Committee will adopt screening criteria for short-listing the candidates.  The University, at its discretion, may restrict the number of Candidates to a reasonable limit by any or more of the following methods as decided by a duly constituted Screening Committee:

a.   on the basis of either qualifications or experience higher than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement; or 
b.   on the basis of experience in the relevant field; or
c.   by counting experience before or after the acquisition of essential qualifications

The candidate should therefore, mention in the application all the qualifications and experiences in the relevant area over and above the minimum prescribed qualification, supported with documents. It is the responsibility of the candidate to check his eligibility before applying. Further, it may be noted that post qualification experience will only be considered wherever experience is mentioned in the essential qualification.

5.   The number of vacancies of the post indicating in this notification is tentative. The University reserves the right to fill any consequential vacancies and to increase/decrease the number of posts at the time of selection and make appointments accordingly.  The University also reserves the right to withdraw/cancel any of the posts from the recruitment process, if the circumstances so warrant. Vice Chancellor’s decision will be final in this regard.

6.  Application has to be done through Samarth portal only. Link is available in the University website. After applying online, the candidates shall take a printout of the application and send by post/courier to the University. Hard copies of applications should be accompanied by self-attested photocopies of the relevant educational qualifications, experience, relaxation, etc. The prescribed qualifications should have been obtained from recognized Universities / Institutions etc. With regard to support of educational qualifications, only the mark sheets in lieu of educational qualifications will not be accepted. Copy of the degree certificates should also be enclosed.

7.   Incomplete applications (i.e. unsigned or without fee remittance, self-attested copies of educational qualifications, mark sheets,  not in prescribed format, etc,.)  will not be entertained.

8.   Candidates working in Government Universities / Government / Autonomous Bodies / Public Sector undertakings should send hard copies of their applications ONLY with No Objection Certificates issued by the employer uploaded online during e-application.

9.   Age, Qualifications and Experience will be reckoned as on the last date (for receipt of filled in application i.e. 19.3.2022 as mentioned in the notification. Legible copies of all certificates must be attached with the application. Candidates in Central Government service seeking age relaxation have to upload service certificate indicating date of birth and length of service.

10. Candidate applying for the post(s) reserved for OBC, must submit a self-attested copy of caste certificate specifically mentioning Creamy Layer-exclusion in the format prescribed by Govt. of India, issued by competent authority, vide Column 3 of G.O.I. Dept. of Personnel and Training O.M.No. 36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT) dated 8.9.1993 and modified vide DOPT's O.M.No.36033/3/2004-Estt.(Res) dated 9.3.2004, and revised vide O.M. No.36033/3/2004-Estt.(Res) dated 14.10.2008, and subsequent amendments without which applications will not be considered. The form of Caste Certificate must be in the format as prescribed by the Govt. of India, which is enclosed as Annexure. Certificate should have been issued on or after 16.02.2021. 
11. In case of any disputes/suits or legal proceedings against the University, the Jurisdiction shall be restricted to the Courts in Thiruvarur, which is the Headquarters of the University.

12. The appointment will be subject to the provisions of the Central Universities Act, 2009
Statutes, Ordinances and other rules applicable to the University and guidelines received from the Government of India as amended from time to time.

13. The University shall verify the antecedents or document submitted by the candidate at any time of appointment or during the tenure of service. In case it is found that the documents submitted by the candidate are not genuine, then his/her services shall be terminated and disciplinary / criminal proceedings will be initiated. Further, suppression of information on the application on the date of submission will make the candidate ineligible for screening, written test and/or Interview.

14. Those  who  already  applied  against  earlier  advertisements  need  to  apply  again,  if interested.


1.   The University reserves the right to relax any of the qualifications and/or experience in exceptional cases, or in the case of persons already holding analogous positions in a University/research institution or in the case of person having direct relevant qualification and relevant experience in the similar/feeder cadre positions in Central Universities or Institutions of National importance. However, such candidates cannot claim it as a matter of right.

2.  The decision of the University relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of applications, mode of selection, and conduct of interview will be final and binding on the candidates and no enquiry or correspondence will be entertained in this connection from any individual or their representative.

For the post mentioned in Sl.No.3 to 4, the University shall conduct written test at one or two stages,

(i)   A qualifying test (Paper I) consisting of the objective-type questions carrying 100 marks, and /or
(ii)   The Descriptive-type test (Paper II) carrying 100 marks.

The minimum qualifying marks to be secured in Paper I shall be 40%,in case tests are conducted in two stages.  The answer scripts of the candidates for the descriptive test shall be evaluated only in respect of those candidates who secure the minimum qualifying marks in Paper I.  The candidates who secure 50% marks in Paper II shall be called for the skill test, wherever applicable. The marks allocated for the skill test shall be 50 and the minimum qualifying marks in the skill test shall be 25. The merit of the candidates shall be drawn based on the performance in Paper II (Descriptive test) only, subject to qualifying the skill test. 
For post at Sl.no. 1 and 2, the University may hold written test if necessary, before interview.
In case of two candidates scoring identical marks, the candidate older in age will be considered as higher in merit.


1.   Applicants are required to apply online through Samarth Portal (cutnnt.samarth.edu.in) by e-application. The portal closes at 23:59 Hrs on 19-03-2022(Last date of receipt of applications). After successfully submitting the online e-application, the applicant shall take a print out of it, attach all relevant enclosures(Educational, Experience, Relaxation Certificates, etc.,) and send it to the address “The Joint Registrar, Recruitment cell, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Neelakudi, Thiruvarur – 610 005, Tamil Nadu” to reach on or before 29-03-2022. Please write on the top-left side of the envelope
”Application for the post of               ”. Application sent in plain paper, email, fax etc. will summarily be rejected.

2.   Separate e-application for each post along with separate enclosures has to be submitted in case candidate wishes to apply for more than one post.

1. Application  Fee:  Rs.500/-  for  PWD  candidates  and  Rs.750/-  for UR/SC/ST/OBC/EWS candidates. CUTN Employees are exempted from payment of application fees.

(a) Payment     can     be     made     through     online     with     the     following     link:

How to pay online:

a. The following link may be used for paying the fees through State Bank collect:
b. Click check box to proceed for payment and click “Proceed” button;
c. Select “Tamil Nadu” from drop down menu “State of Corporate/Institution”
and click “GO” button;
d. Select  “Educational  Institution”  from  the  drop  down  menu  “Type  of
Corporate/Institution” and Click “Go“ button;
e. Select   “Central   University   of   Tamil   Nadu”   from   drop   down   menu
“Educational Institution Name” and click  “Submit” button;
f.  Select “Other Payments” from drop down menu “Select Payment Category” and
select “Recruitment Fee” from drop down menu and fill the columns;
g. Columns with “ * “ are mandatory to fill and click “Submit” button for payment through SBI Net Banking/or other Banks Net Banking or Credit Cards/other Payment Modes-UPI,SBI Collect Challan through SBI Branch. Transaction charges shall be borne by the remitting person. 
Note: The applicant has to take a print out of the receipt and attach along with the hard copy of application. The receipt number with the date of payment shall be entered in the Samarth Portal on the space provided thereon.

(i) The fee sent through Demand Draft, Money Order, Indian Postal Orders, Crossed Cheques, Currency Notes and Treasury Challans will not be accepted by the University and such applications will be treated as without fee and will be summarily rejected.

(ii)  Separate Payment and filled Application Form along with enclosures have to be submitted for each post, in case a candidate wants to apply for more than one post.

(iii) Applications not accompanied by full prescribed fee will not be considered and summarily rejected. No representation against such rejection will be entertained.

(iv) The fees once paid shall not be refunded / adjusted under any circumstances.

2.   Applicants are advised to submit the applications well in advance without waiting till the last date


1. No interim correspondence will be entertained from any candidate.

2. All updates to this employment notification including corrigendum, if any, will be hosted on the University website only.


All email queries may be addressed to the Id: recruitment@cutn.ac.in 

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