Claiming occurrence of vacancies as a continuous process, the HRD ministry has shared that there are 5,606 vacant posts of faculty members in central universities across the country.
About 2,806 posts of faculty members are vacant in IIT and about 1,870 are vacant in National Institutes of Technology and Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, while the figure is 258 for Indian Institutes of Management.
As per media reports, the HRD ministry has shared that the vacancies keep on arising due to retirement, resignation and additional requirements on account of enhanced students' strength.
Reportedly, the institutions are adopting various measures to address faculty shortage in order to ensure that studies of students are not affected which inter-alia includes engaging research scholars, contract, re-employed, adjunct and visiting faculty. The institutions also publish a year-round rolling advertisement to attract faculty.
Besides IITs and IIMs, there are several faculty positions vacant in other institutes like, 324 in Indian Institutes of Information technology (IIITs), 96 in School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), 88 in Indian Institutes of Science (IISc), Bengaluru and 100 in Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs).