The HRD crisis in the top notch colleges in India is only getting worse. As per the latest numbers, NIIT has 1870 vacant positions and IIT has 258. The vacancies in faculty members in IIT is staggering at 2806. There are a total of 5606 vacant posts of faculty members in central universities across India.
And to add to the count – 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).
So what’s the point of setting up more and more institutes when the number of quality people to teach is going down consistently. Retirement, resignations and additional requirements on account of enhanced students’ strength are stated to be the reasons for this rising vacancies.
We have said this time and again and say it again – we desperately need an “IIT” for teachers where they are equipped with the bets knowledge when it comes to training students. With majority of graduates not even being employable, really, this is a crisis we need to deal with on a war footing.