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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF Education
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1372
ANSWERED ON:  19.09.2020
Shortage of Teachers in Higher and Technical Education
Chandeshwar Prasad
Will the Minister of



Education be pleased to state:-


(a) whether it is a fact that there is huge shortage of teachers in various higher and technical education institutions of the country;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether Government considers that due to shortage of teachers, educational standard of those institution is low; and
(d) if so, the steps Government is going to take to resolve this problems?


ANSWER

MINISTER OF EDUCATION
(SHRI RAMESH POKHRIYAL ‘NISHANK’)


(a) to (d) : Occurring of vacancies and filling up is a continuous process. The vacancies keep arising due to retirement, resignation and additional requirements on account of enhanced students’ strength. The institutions are adopting various measures to address faculty shortages in order to ensure that studies of students are not affected which inter-alia, includes engaging research scholars, contract, re-employed, adjunct and visiting faculty. The institutions publish a year round rolling advertisement to attract faculty. University Grants Commission (UGC) vide its letters dated 04.06.2019, 31.07.2019, 05.09.2019 and 22.10.2019 has already issued directions to higher education institutes to fill up the vacant posts.
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