Parliament panel expresses anguish over shortage of faculty in higher education institutions

1419580384.563b24fd269348dfbfd56b29a8cd86b9NEW DELHI: A Parliamentary committee has expressed anguish over shortage of faculty in higher education institutions, including Central Universities, IITs and IIMs.
In a report tabled earlier this week, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on HRD headed by BJP MP Satyanarayan Jatiya, voiced concern over acute shortage of faculty in higher education institutions across the country.
The panel said it was informed that the total number of sanctioned teaching posts in Central Universities is 16,600 out of which 2,376 are for the position of Professors, 4,708 Associate Professors and 9,521 Assistant Professors. Of the positions lying vacant 1,277 are for the post of Professor, 2173 Associate Professor and 2,478 Assistant Professor.
In the IITs, the committee said in its report, the minimum qualification for a faculty member is PhD and there is a shortage of such candidates. It noted that institutes were engaging faculty on contract basis to tide over the shortage.

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