DU leads central universities in faculty vacancies | Delhi News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Over 6,500 faculty positions are vacant in central universities across the country with majority of them being in Delhi University followed by Allahabad University, Banaras Hindu University and Aligarh Muslim University, according to the ministry of education (MoE) statistics.
The data was shared by Subhas Sarkar, Union minister of state for education, in response to a written question in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
According to MoE, a total of 6,549 faculty positions are vacant in central universities.
Delhi University has maximum vacancies (900) followed by University of Allahabad (622), Banaras Hindu University (532), Aligarh Muslim University (498) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (326).
“Occurring of vacancies and filling thereof is a continuous process. The vacancies arise due to retirement, resignation and additional requirements on account of enhanced students’ strength. The institutions are adopting various measures to address faculty shortages 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,” said Sarkar.
“Ministry of Education has requested all the Central Higher Educational Institutions to fill up the vacancies in a mission mode within a period of one year starting from September 5, 2021,” he added.
The minister further said that since August 2021, 4,807 posts in central universities have been advertised for which the selection processes are on.
About 13 central universities in the country, including Jamia Millia Islamia (223), Tripura University (146), Central University of Kashmir (116), Central University of Haryana (120), Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (231), have over 100 vacant teaching positions.





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