Published On: Thu, Apr 21st, 2011

75% teaching posts vacant in Gujarat’s engineering colleges

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In Gujarat, around 75% of teaching posts are lying vacant in 16 government engineering colleges and 26 polytechnics. The posts of professor, assistant professor and lecturer, among others, are vacant since last 10 years. Despite several protests by the concerned authorities no action has been taken yet.

Gujarat University syndicate member Manish Doshi said, “Around 75% of the teaching posts are vacant in government degree institutions and 69% in diploma institutions. For the past 10 years, the students are facing difficulty due to this.”

Doshi said while the percentage of vacant posts of principals in government engineering colleges in 2003 was 33%, by 2011 the figure had risen to 75%. Similarly, the vacant posts of lecturers in 2003 were 50% which increased to 73% by 2011.

Vacancies in polytechnics of the state in 2002 were 37%, which increased to 84% in 2011. Also, 41% vacant posts of lecturers in 2002 increased to 69% in 2011.Doshi has also alleged government’s lack of interest in addressing the crisis. He said recruitment of lecturers in government colleges is vital. Posts of laboratory assistants and librarians had also been vacant for long, he added.

[Source: DNA]