With 5,606 vacant posts in central universities, students are being taught by contractual professors. MHRD says lack of skilled teachers.

Educational institutes are facing severe crises of talented teaching faculties. Thousands of posts teaching staff are lying vacant in IITs, IIMs and other technical institutes. Government officials blame it to lack of talented and skilled youth applying for the posts. 

Recent HRD Ministry report revealed 5,606 vacant posts of faculty members in central universities, of which total seats vacant in the IITs are 2806. 

As many as 1870 positions are lying vacant in National Institutes of Technology and Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology. The prominent IIMs have in all 258 vacant posts. 

R Subramanyam, secretary, higher education in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, said, "There was some discrepancy while making the roster of the teaching posts. The number of vacancies is around 3000, which is not getting filled due to lack of skilled youth. The students are collecting degrees but do not have basic teaching abilities." 


Besides, there are 324 vacant posts in several Indian Institutes of Information technology (IIITs), 96 in School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), 88 in Indian Institutes of Science (IISc), Bengaluru and 100 in Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs).