The non-Christian candidate who had earlier been bypassed for two Christian candidates for the ad hoc posts in the History department of St Stephen’s College was appointed on Friday.
The candidate was appointed for the additional teacher’s post that was created on Thursday in a move aimed at bringing about peace between acting head of the college, M.S. Frank, and the faculty members.
Speaking on behalf of the supreme council of the prestigious but troubled college, spokesperson Sunil Mathews said the non-Christian candidate, who is a gold medallist and an alumnus of the college, had been given his appointment letter.
“M.S. Frank, the acting head of the college, has created an additional ad hoc teacher’s position in the history department. This will hopefully restore peace between him and the teaching faculty which was upset over filling up both the vacancies in the department with Christian candidates,” Mathews said.
There was a furor when Frank appointed two Christian candidates as ad hoc teachers, preferring them over a non-Christian candidate, a move fiercely opposed by the faculty.