While the central government proudly claims near total student enrollment in primary education with Right To Education (RTE) and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
The story on its higher education counterpart is grim. There is huger difference when it comes to the faculty in most of the central universities of our country.
|Top Central Universities by Percentage of Vacant Positions|
| Central University||Percentage of Vacant Positions|
|Central University of Haryana|| 87.9%|
|Central University of Tamil Nadu|| 87.1%|
|Central University of Orissa||85%|
|Central University of Bihar|| 81.4%|
|Central University of Punjab|| 80.7%|
|Central University of Kerala||78.6%|
|Central University of Kashmir||75.7%|
|Indira Gandhi National Tribal University|| 75.4% |
|Central University Of Himachal Pradesh|| 74.3%|
Higher education data in our country often highlights student enrollment and student-teacher ratio. According to the e All India Survey on Higher education (AISHE) the government has generally overlooked the number of vacant teaching positions in various universities.
Out of 15,862 faculty positions in 45 central universities across India, 5,998 are vacant, according to the latest data from Universities Grants Commission (UGC). This means nearly 38% or more than one-third of teaching positions are to be filled.
|Top Central Universities by Number of Vacant Positions|
| Central University || No. of Vacant Positions|
|University Of Delhi||943|
|Banaras Hindu University||896|
|University of Allahabad||537|
|Aligarh Muslim University||378|
|Jawaharlal Nehru University||268|
|University of Hyderabad||150|