Dharmendra Pradhan
Source: Hindustan Times

New Delhi: Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told the Lok Sabha on Monday that out of a total of 410 sanctioned posts in the centrally funded Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), 147 faculty posts are vacant.

He told the sabha in a written reply to a question. Generating the vacancies and filling them with suitable, qualified candidates is a continuous process.

IIITs are taking measures to attract quality faculty, which include year-round open advertisements, invitations to alumni, scientists through search-cum-selection processes. Faculty Special Recruitment Drive, etc.

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A total of 204 faculty posts were lying vacant till January 2019, he said. “However, 48 faculty positions were filled after January 2019 and during the period up to February 2020,” the vacant posts include 28 at IIIT Allahabad, 37 at ABV-IIITM Gwalior, 21 at PDPM-IIIT&M Jabalpur, IIITD There are 50 posts in &M Kancheepuram and 11 in IIITD&M Kurnool.

Dharmendra Pradhan studied the progress made in the execution of the NEP:

Declaring the interaction, Dharmendra Pradhan said they also talked about the way forward for assuring a bright future for the 30 crore-plus students across the country. And in accomplishing the objectives of the New Education Policy (NEP) in a time-bound way.

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July 8, Thursday, On the first day, the new Education Minister along with the three ministers of State, Annapurna Devi, Subhas Sarkar, and Rajkumar Ranjan Singh interacted with PM Narendra Modi and the directors of 4 centrally-funded technical institutions – IIT Bombay, IISc Bangalore, IIT Kanpur, and IIT Madras.

With the beginning of the NEP, on Thursday, Mr. Pradhan said the Indian education system has taken a big leap in facilitating an environment for a future-ready 21st century India. They further added that they are enthusiastic about making the students and youth the main stakeholders in propelling India towards a fair knowledge society.

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