No teachers in central universities! Where are we going?
Abhay Anand, 14 Feb 2014

The 13 newly created Central Universities in different parts of the country are facing acute shortage of faculties with shortage going up to 90 percent at some places.

As per a recently released data by University Grants Commission (UGC) of the status of vacancies in central universities till January 1st 2014, Central Universities of Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Kerala are the worst hit with shortage figure going as high as 90 per cent.

The UGC data states that 5,707 teaching posts out of the 15,573 sanctioned are lying vacant across all the 39 Central Universities (including new ones). There is shortage of 1,176 professors, 2,044 associate professors and 2,487 assistant professors posts in the central universities.

The recent data certainly makes one ponder over the whole idea behind establishment of 13 new Central Universities. The government of India established these universities in a jiffy by an Act passed by the Parliament in the year 2009.

Even after five years of their establishment most of these universities are struggling to get faculties for various departments. 

Click here to check complete status of vacancies in central universities by UGC.


Central University of Orissa (CUO) is facing faculty shortage of 90 percent as out of the total sanctioned strength of 154, the university has been able to appoint only 18 faculties so far. Similarly, Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN) has been sanctioned 151 posts; it has appointed only 28.

Central University of Haryana (CUH) and Central University of Kerala (CUK) have 75 percent faculty crunch. CUH has only 33 faculties (140 sanctioned), CUK has just 39 faculties (147 sanctioned).

The two newly created central universities from Jammu and Kashmir, Central University of Jammu and Central University of Kashmir are facing faculty shortage of around 65 percent. CU of Jammu has 43 faculties (140 sanctioned), CU of Kashmir has 49 faculties (140 sanctioned).

Central University of Bihar has appointed 77(153 sanctioned) faculties, Central University of Gujarat has appointed 62 (147 sanctioned), Central University of Himachal Pradesh has 70 posts filled (153 sanctioned), CU of Jharkhand has 93 (153 sanctioned) posts filled, CU of Karnataka has appointed 60 (140 sanctioned).

Central University of Punjab has 40 faculties (147 sanctioned) and Central University of Rajasthan has appointed 98 faculties (153 sanctioned), highest among all the newly created central universities.


Is there a plan to get this right is will we continue to muddle along?

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