5,600 teaching job vacancies in central universities, 2,800 In IITs: HRD
New Delhi : A source from India’s HRD Ministry confirms that there are over 5,600 vacant posts of faculty members in central universities while 2,800 similar vacancies in the prestigious IITs across the nation. In National Institutes of Technology and Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, there are 1870 vacant positions while the figure is 258 in Indian Institutes of Management. Recruitment of teaching staffs is a continuous process and every year thousands of eligible aspirants get selected in good number of universities and colleges in the country.
"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," a senior HRD Ministry official said.
"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.
In addition to the aforesaid institutes, there are 324 vacant posts in several Indian Institutes of Information technology (IIITs), 96 in School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), 88 in Indian Institutes of Science (IISc), Bengaluru and 100 in Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs).