Central universities have over 6,500 empty faculty posts

The central universities have as many as 6,549 vacant faculty positions, according to data shared by the Ministry of Education in the Lok Sabha on Monday, reports Express News Service.

The data pertains to 43 central universities located across the country. Delhi University (DU) has the maximum (900) vacant teaching posts, the Ministry said in a written response to a question raised by BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy.

According to the Ministry’s response to another question, DU has 52 teachers serving on an ad hoc basis, apart from 248 guest teachers, while 1,044 are employed on contract basis. “No proposal is under consideration in the University Grants Commission (UGC) to absorb the ad hoc teachers as permanent teachers. However, the Ministry of Education and UGC from time to time have requested all the central universities to fill up the posts on a regular basis.”
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