Nagpur University has failed to fill up 63 vacant teaching posts despite advertisements in March last year.
Over 2,000 applicants had submitted as many as 11 copies each of their bio data and other certificates to the NU administration. They were also told to submit Rs500 demand draft towards registration fees and informed that NU would conduct the interviews soon.
A year after, there is still no development in recruitment even though the university is struggling from shortage of teaching staff at its various departments and colleges.
“At a meeting organized by higher education director Dhanraj Mane in Pune recently to discuss this issue, I told them that it was impossible to reduce the posts. We’re already working with bare minimum resources. Our strength had already reduced after formation of Gondwana University,” said Registrar Puran Meshram.
The director has asked NU to resubmit its proposal with added demands, said Meshram. “We also informed them that many of NU staffers are on the verge of retirement and the posts will have to be filled up urgently. At least four to five of our departments are working without a single teacher.”
“The proposal is pending with the state finance department. After clearance, it would be sent to secretary for his approval. Not only NU, but proposals of all universities are pending and they too are facing similar problems,” he added.