6,500 faculty positions vacant in central universities, most in Delhi University

Central universities have as many as 6,549 vacant faculty positions, according to the Lok Sabha Ministry of Education’s joint Dara on Monday.

The data relates to 43 central universities scattered across the country. The ministry said in a written response to a question raised by MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy at the University of Delhi that it has a maximum of (900) teaching positions vacant.

According to the ministry’s response to another question, DU has 52 teachers working on an ad hoc basis, with the exception of 248 guest teachers, while 1,044 teachers work on a contract basis.

“No proposal is under consideration by the University Grants Committee (UGC) to absorb designated teachers as permanent teachers. However, the Ministry of Education and the UGC from time to time have asked all central universities to fill positions on a regular basis, according to the response of the Ministry of Education.

In terms of vacancies, DU follows Allahabad University (622), Banaras Hindu University (532), Aligarh Islamic University (498) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (326). The ministry added that since August 2021, 4,807 jobs have been announced at central universities for which selection processes are underway.

Out of 900 vacancies at DU, there are 138 SC, 70 ST and 244 OBC. Overall, out of the 6549, there are 988 SC positions, 576 ST positions and 1761 OBC positions.

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