Published On: Mon, Apr 25th, 2016

Over 5900 teaching posts vacant in central universities

New Delhi The HRD Ministry today said upto 5928 teaching posts are lying vacant in various central universities.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani

HRD Minister Smriti Irani

According to a written reply by HRD Minister Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha, there are 16,600 teaching positions in various central universities.

As per the data provided by Irani, the number of existing posts as on January 1, 2016 is 10,672 while 5,928 posts are vacant.

Irani said the onus of filling up the teaching posts lies with the central universities which are autonomous bodies.

In a written reply to another question, she said UGC has informed that out of 34,272 sanctioned non-teaching posts in 39 central universities, 10,015 posts were lying vacant on January 1.

Replying to yet another question, Irani said there are 112 vacant posts of professors in ST category in various central universities with a maximum 31 of these being in varsities in Delhi. In addition, there are 245 posts of associate professors vacant in this category in the varsities.


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