Nearly 50% faculty posts vacant in top IITs, NITs

Nearly 50% faculty posts vacant in top IITs, NITs
Abhay Anand | Apr 2, 2018 - 7:38 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, APRIL 2: The premier technical institutions in the country, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) have faculty shortage as high as 50 percent. As per the Government, there are 2612 posts vacant in the IITs and as many as 3552 posts vacant in the NITs, out of total sanctioned posts of 8006 and 7436, respectively.

Shortage in IITs

Out of the total sanctioned strength of 8006 in the IITs, 2612 faculty positions are yet to be filled. Among the older IITs, IIT BHU, IIT Kharagpur, and IIT Roorkee are the worst hit with 283 out of 548; 552 out of 1199 and 319 out of 756 positions respectively. The condition of other older IITs is slightly better but have a shortage from 10-30 percent.

The situation of newly established IITs is slightly better with IIT Mandi, IIT Tirupati and IIT Palakkad have surplus faculty members as they have recruited beyond their sanctioned strength.

The IITs have taken several steps to fill up the vacancies by inviting alumni, scientists/ experts, and faculty from India and abroad, advertisements in international journals etc. In addition, institutes are engaging contract, adjunct and visiting faculty.

The government has stated that the recruitment of faculty is a continuous process and the vacancies keep arising due to retirement, resignation and additional requirements on account of enhanced students’ strength.

Shortage in Indian Institute of Technology (IITs)

Sl. No.

Name of Institute

Faculty Strength position sanctioned by MHRD/ as per norms of student strength

Vacant

1

IIT Bombay

1017

279

2

IIT Delhi

776

227

3

IIT Guwahati

570

140

4

IIT Kanpur

652

242

5

IIT Kharagpur

1199

552

6

IIT Madras

800

227

7

IIT Roorkee

756

319

8

IIT BHU

548

283

9

IIT Bhubaneswar

147

30

10

IIT Gandhinagar

140

32

11

IIT Hyderabad

237

48

12

IIT Indore

115

7

13

IIT Jodhpur

90

28

14

IIT Mandi

90

-16

15

IIT Patna

140

33

16

IIT Ropar

120

5

17

IIT Tirupati

35

-9

18

IIT Palakkad

36

-3

19

IIT Jammu

19

1

20

IIT Bhilai

24

10

21

IIT Goa

17

9

22

IIT Dharwad

23

6

23

IIT(ISM) Dhanbad

455

162

 

Total

8006

2612

Vacancy in NITs

The NITs are the worst hit among the Institutions of National Importance (INIs) as the majority of them are facing faculty shortage of nearly 50 percent, some even have the higher shortage. The NIT Agartala has a shortage of 114 (219 sanctioned); NIT Allahabad has a shortage of 178 (362); NIT Bhopal has 173 positions vacant (355); while that in NIT Calicut is 298 (483).

Dr. Satya Pal Singh, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Human Resource Development replying to a question in Rajya Sabha raised by the Member of Parliament Dr. R. Lakshmanan replied that the Government has launched the Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) to help foreign faculty to teach some courses in the higher educational institutions.

The Government has decided to allow faculty working under the Central Government or Central Autonomous Bodies, to join the newly set up Central Educational Institutions on long-term deputation, for a period of 10 years.

Further, steps such as outstanding young faculty awards, appointment of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) to permanent faculty positions. The details of vacancies of NITs, IITs, and IIMs are at Annexure I, II and III respectively.

Shortage in National Institutes of Technology (NITs)

Sl. No.

Name of Institute

Faculty Strength position sanctioned by MHRD

Vacant

1

Agartala

219

114

2

Allahabad

362

178

3

Bhopal

355

173

4

Calicut

483

298

5

Durgapur

285

116

6

Hamirpur

261

143

7

Jaipur

473

286

8

Jalandhar

288

185

9

Jamshedpur

246

156

10

Kurukshetra

298

120

11

Nagpur

335

128

12

Patna

256

124

13

Raipur

266

103

14

Rourkela

485

205

15

Silchar

282

136

16

Srinagar

198

117

17

Surat

296

127

18

Surathkal

375

143

19

Tiruchirapalli

393

177

20

Warangal

420

196

21

Arunachal Pradesh

53

3

22

Delhi

50

30

23

Goa

38

4

24

Manipur

54

21

25

Meghalaya

56

9

26

Mizoram

38

15

27

Nagaland

38

5

28

Puducherry

38

17

29

Sikkim

38

10

30

Uttarakhand

86

37

31

Andhra Pradesh*

68

68

32

IIEST, Shibpur

303

108

 

Total

7436

3552


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