Over 900 permanent teaching posts are lying vacant in University of Delhi, one of the most sought after varsities in the country, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.
However, the University has hired ad-hoc and guest faculties in order to ensure that studies of the students are not affected, Minister of State for Human Resource Development Mahendra Nath Pandey said in written reply.
“It has been reported that 911 permanent teaching posts were vacant in the University of Delhi as on October 1, 2016,” he said.
Stating that occurring of vacancies and filling up is a continuous process, he noted that the onus of filling up of the posts lies on the University, being an autonomous body created under an Act of Parliament.
However, the University Grant Commission is continuously monitoring it with the University, he added.
“The issue has been discussed in a meeting with Minister of Human Resource Development with the Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities on October 6, 2016 at Varanasi and they have been requested to fill up the vacant posts at the earliest,” Pandey said.