More than 38% faculty positions vacant in Central Universities

By Vidhya Shree

38% faculty positions vacant in Central Univ

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 Orissa85%
 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%
 Sikkim University 72.1%

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
 Sikkim University 145

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