New Delhi: About 35 percent of teachers` posts are currently lying vacant in 15 IITs and efforts are on to look for eligible candidates for these positions, the government on Friday said.
Informing the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for HRD D
Purandeswari said, "Approximately, 35 per cent of the teaching
posts are currently vacant in 15 IITs across the country.
"IITs have been taking various initiatives to attract
outstanding candidates for faculty positions which include
year-round open advertisements..., invitation to alumni,
scientists, faculty from India and abroad."
She also informed that about 212 faculty members have
taken early retirement during the last decade.
"No record of such members offering their services abroad
was available," she said in a written reply.
Speaking about the norms set for recruitment of faculty
members from abroad, the minister said IITs are open to
appoint NRIs and PIOs to permanent faculty positions.
"However, the foreign nationals are appointed on contract
basis for a fixed tenure not exceeding five years," she added.