As of July 13, 2021, 147 professor positions in the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) are vacant. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan stated that eight chairmanship positions at IITs and 21 chairmanship positions at NITs are vacant.
- 5 IITs and 5 NITs operate without directors.
- According to Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, several posts of chairman at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are vacant.
- A total of 147 posts of faculty are vacant in centrally-funded Indian Institutes. of Information Technology (IIITs).
- The total sanctioned strength of IIITs is 410.
Numerous positions in the country’s major technological universities remain unfilled. As of July 13, 2021, 147 academic positions in centrally supported Indian Institutes of Information Technology were vacant (IIITs). The sanctioned overall strength is 410.
Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan stated in response to a Lok Sabha question that eight chairmanship positions at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and 21 chairmanship positions at National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are empty. Additionally, five IITs and five National Institutes of Technology (NITs) operate without directors.
IIIT Allahabad has 109 sanctioned positions, 28 of which are unfilled. Seventy-three are authorized, and 37 are vacant at ABV-IIITM Gwalior. PDPM-IIIT&M Jabalpur currently has 21 vacancies out of 84 approved positions. At IIITD&M Kancheepuram, 50 of the 113 sanctioned positions are vacant, while 11 of the 31 positions at IIITD&M Kurnool are vacant.
“The process of creating jobs and filling them with suitable, competent candidates is continual. The IIITs have taken initiatives to recruit high-quality faculty, including year-round open advertisements, invitations to alumni/scientists/faculty via search/selection procedures, and a special recruitment push. Until January 2019, a total of 204 professor seats remained vacant. However, 48 professor positions were filled between January 2019 and February 2020,” Pradhan explained.
IITs recruit faculty using a rolling advertisement process that is open to all qualified candidates throughout the year. Recruitment to non-teaching cadres is governed by the Department of Personnel and Training’s guidelines.
“IITs were instructed to adhere to government rules given from time to time regarding student admissions and staff recruitment. IITs have been conducting special recruitment drives to fill vacancies in the teaching and non-teaching cadres for members of the OBC category. After the passage of the ‘The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Act, 2019′, OBC reservation has been introduced at all levels in Central Universities,” Pradhan added.