Lecturers shortage plague govt CPC polytechnic

Lecturers shortage plague govt CPC polytechnic

However, students at one of the oldest polytechnics in the State - the Government CPC Polytechnic - are facing the brunt of lack of lecturers.

With an intake of 60 students for each branch every year, sources in the college inform that at least eight full-time faculty members are needed to handle the courses offered by each department.

But, faculty members of Computer Science (CS), Electronics and Communication (E&C) and Science departments are facing a hectic schedule, due to lack of faculty.

While CS and E&C department have three faculty members,  the department needs at least five more staff members to handle classes for all the subjects. The science department has three staff and needs an additional three more faculty.

Complaints

With the government failing to sanction the creation of additional posts at the polytechnic, the existing faculty members are bearing the brunt of frequent complaints from students, who say that classes aren’t being held according to schedule.
Even Machine Tool Technology department has only three faculty members and needs an additional three more to maintain the quality of education.

Hostel staff

Apart from the departments, the boys hostel also has one staff member to look after 150 students. With the lone staff member due for retirement in the next year, senior college faculty are apprehensive whether the recruitment would be undertaken in due time.

The location for building a ladies hostel has still remained a distant dream.

College authorities on condition of anonymity said that identification of land suitable for constructing the hostel is going on.

With assurance from the local MLA, they hope that the building would soon become a reality.

Many of the lecturers at the college opined that private colleges have eight lecturers for intake of 60 students every year.

But why is the government not able to understand the problems of the students, they ask?


Addl burden

While the CPC polytechnic is reeling with lack of staff, sources in the college say that their lecturers are being put on deputation by the Mysore City Corporation for enrolment of EPIC.

The college has twice already written saying that due to the lack of staff it won’t be able to send faculty members on deputation. However, the demand by MCC officials is causing a huge burden on staff, they said.

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