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More than 6,000 faculty posts are vacant in 42 Central Universities: Education Minister

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New Delhi: There are 52 Central Universities in India. Most of these universities are facing Teaching Staff shortage. The total number of vacant teaching staff in 42 Central Universities under the purview of Ministry of Education is more than 6,000 as on 01 September 2020.

Reply an question in the Lok Sabha recently, Union Education Mister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said the total number of vacant faculty posts in these 42 CUs are 6,210 as on 01 September 2020. Meanwhile, almost double number posts are vacant in non-teaching posts. A total number  12,437 posts are vacant for non-teaching posts.

In Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), 196 teaching posts and 1090 non-teaching posts are vacant as on 01.07.2020 and 31.12.2019 respectively. In three Sanskrit Central Universities, 52 teaching and 116 non-teaching posts are vacant.

Vacant Posts Details for Reserved Categories:

Year Teaching Non Teaching
2015-16 142 102 44 163 90 58
2016-17 145 94 40 61 43 28
2017-18 165 113 38 95 69 32
2018-19 23 16 5 158 80 40
2019-20 300 172 73 40 21 9


The Education Minister informed that occurring of vacancies and filling up is a continuous process. Ministry of Education and University Grants Commission (UGC) continuously monitor it with Universities. The UGC has prepared the Guidelines for Recruitment of Faculty in Universities, Colleges and Institutions Deemed to be Universities outlining the selection procedure and the time frame for recruitment which has been circulated to all Universities to adhere the guidelines.

The Minister said “The Universities have also been requested to take steps to ensure that the vacancies in the Universities as well as in the Colleges affiliated to the Universities are filled up at the earliest. However, the onus of filling up the teaching posts lies on Central Universities which are autonomous bodies created under Acts of Parliament.”

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