The vacancies keep on arising in the universities of our country. According to the HRD Ministry, in India, 5606 vacant posts of faculty members in central universities. Similarly, the number of such vacancies in the IITs is 2,806. There are 1870 vacant positions in NITs and Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, while the vacancy figure is 258 in Indian Institutes of Management. Moreover, there are 324 vacant posts in several Indian Institutes of Information technology (IIITs), 100 in Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), 96 in School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) and 88 in Indian Institutes of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.
"Occurring of vacancies and filling these up is a continuous process. The vacancies are arising due to retirement, resignation and additional requirements on account of enhanced students' strength," a senior HRD Ministry official said. "The institutions are adopting various measures to address the faculty shortage issue in order to ensure that studies of students are not affected. These measures include engaging research scholars, contract, re-employed, adjunct and visiting faculty. The institutions also publish a year-round rolling advertisement to attract faculty," the official added.