Vacancies for faculty in Central Universities: According to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, there are 5,606 vacant posts of faculty members in central universities across the country while the number of such vacancies in the prestigious IITs is 2,806.
There are 1870 vacant positions in Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, while the figure is 258 in Indian Institutes of Management.
A senior HRD Ministry official said that “Occurring of vacancies and filling these up are continuous process. The vacancies keep on arising due to retirement, resignation and additional requirements on account of enhanced students’ strength.
“The institutions are adopting various measures to address faculty shortage in order to ensure that studies of students are not affected which inter-alia, includes engaging research scholars, contract, re-employed, adjunct and visiting faculty. The institutions also publish a year round rolling advertisement to attract faculty,” the official added.
Besides these institutes, in several Indian Institutes of Information technology (IIITs) there are 324 vacant posts, in School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) 96, 88 in Indian Institutes of Science (IISc), Bengaluru and in Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) the no. of vacant post is 100.