Central Universities will be filling up 6,000 vacant positions by October 2021. The decision was made during the first meeting between Dharmendra Pradhan, the new Education Minister, and the vice-chancellors of the central universities, which took place on Friday.
Universities have been granted time till September 10 to post job openings and begin the hiring process. These recruitments will take place in a 'mission mode,' according to the minister.
Pradhan also advised universities to establish an endowment system for alumni. In a video conference, he was speaking to the vice-chancellors including Shri Subhash Sarkar, Minister of State for Education, Shri Amit Khare, Chairman UGC, Prof D P Singh, and other senior Ministry and UGC officials.
Our institutions, according to Pradhan, are cradles of creativity, innovation, and opportunities. The New Education Policy-2020 will be critical in putting India at the forefront of the coming new world order, and our universities as guardians of India's destiny must carry out the commitments stipulated in the NEP.
Through the NEP, he emphasised making education more lively and holistic, as well as building India as a knowledge superpower.
Our higher education institutions, according to the Minister, are critical catalysts for fostering socio-economic development and realising aspirations and national goals. The Minister urged universities to popularise and promote learning in Indian languages as well as India's cultural heritage.
As part of AzadiKaAmrutMahotsav, the Minister urged universities to develop plans for making India fully literate, as well as to contribute to assisting the country fulfill its Nutrition Challenge during 'Poshan Month.'
The VCs were also asked to promote a sporting culture in the country by encouraging sports in their universities. By fostering innovation and research on their campuses, VCs were pushed to help their students become job creators.