25 per cent shortage of faculty in IITs, IIMs

25 per cent shortage of faculty in IITs, IIMs


The vacancy has arisen due to retirement and resignations in these top institutes, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said in a written reply.

Giving details of the vacancies, he said the faculty position in the IITs stands at 2,983 against the sanctioned strength of 4,267. Similarly, there are 388 faculty members against the sanctioned strength of 468 in the IIMs.

The situation is no different in National Institutes of Technology (NITs) where the faculty position stands at 2603 against the sanctioned strength of 3747.

The scenario is critical in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore where there are only 210 faculty members while the sanctioned strength is 478.

The vacancy is over 50 per cent in Schools of Planning and Architecture. Against the sanctioned positions for 127 teachers, there are only 62 faculty members in these institutes.

There are 54 vacant posts in Indian School of Mines which has sanctioned strength for 192 faculty members.

The recent pay revision of teachers of these institutes will help in attracting and retaining teachers in these institutes, he said.

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