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“Vacancies in Central institutions” for higher education

What is the News?

The Union Education Minister informed the Lok Sabha about the vacancies in the faculty positions of Central institutions for higher education. He mentioned, there is a higher vacancy in the seats reserved for OBCs, Scheduled Castes, and Tribes.

What are the Vacancies in Central institutions of higher education?

  • More than half of the faculty positions reserved for the OBCs in Central institutions of higher education are vacant.
  • Moreover, 40% of those reserved for the Scheduled Castes and Tribes in the Central institutions of higher education also remain unfilled.
  • This situation is prominent in the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). More than 60% of SC and OBC reserved positions are vacant, while almost 80% of positions reserved for the STs are vacant.

Vacancies in Central institutions at Professor Level:

  • Vacancies in Central institutions for SCs and STs:
    • In Central Universities, vacancies were higher at the level of professors and not the assistant professor level.
    • Of the 709 assistant professor positions reserved for the STs more than 500 have gotten filled.
    • However, when it comes to professors, only nine of the total 137 have gotten filled for the ST candidates. This means that 93% of these posts remain vacant.
  • Vacancies in Central institutions for OBCs
    • Similarly, 64% of the 2,206 assistant professor positions reserved for the OBCs have gotten filled in the Central Universities.
    • However, less than 5% of the 378 professor positions reserved for the OBCs have gotten filled.

Source: The Hindu

 

 

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