Central Universities And IIT's Are 40 Percent Vacant

By Divya

The Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that 40 percent of faculty members in central universities and IITs seats are vacant. While addressing an International conference on 'The Changing Landscape of Internationalisation of Higher Education', organized by Symbiosis International University in collaboration with the Association of Indian Universities.


We too can offer world class facilities and infrastructure to the students here, but there are constraints as we do not have faculties.

According to a report, he also mentioned that there is a need to streamline the process of recruitment.

More about the report:

  • "We too can offer world class facilities and infrastructure to the students here, but there are constraints. We do not have faculties. There are 40 per cent vacancies in Central Universities and IITs," the minister said.
  • "I have asked IIT councils to go abroad and contact our research students, who have gone there to pursue further research and they too are ready to come back and serve the country," he added.
  • "In order to bring good faculties, we need to streamline the process of recruitment. If we do not have enough faculties, we cannot have good enough students," he included.
No faculties in university and IIT'S

About the Category of private and public sector institutes:

He said the final offer for registration for those institutes who aspire to be world class and come in the "category of 10 private and 10 public sector institutes".

Highlights above the interaction between Indian and International students:

  • He said it is very important in the globalized economy.
  • Also said, "We will improve our quality for our own students and with that improved quality, we will also bring other students from all over the world," Javadekar added.

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