The Delhi University (DU), Allahabad University (AU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU)- the three central universities with the highest Common Entrance Test ( CUET) applications also have the highest number of faculty vacancies in the country.
Delhi University has 900 teaching positions vacant, the University of Allahabad 622, followed by Banaras Hindu University (BHU) which had 532 vacancies, according to data shared by the Education Ministry in Parliament.
Under CUET 2022, Delhi University has the highest number of applications at 6.63 lakh, followed by Banaras Hindu University (4.34 lakh) and the University of Allahabad (2.62 lakh). This year, BHU was ranked 6th and DU was rated 13th best university in the country under NIRF Rankings.
The central universities in the Capital, other than DU, had relatively fewer vacant positions. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) had 326 vacancies and Jamia Milia Islamia had 223 vacant positions, according to the education ministry. The two Sanskrit central universities in Delhi—Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University, and Central Sanskrit University—had 36 and 19 vacant teaching positions, respectively, it added. This data was share by the government in response to a question ask by Deepender Singh Hooda, Congress MP in the Rajya Sabha.
List of Central Universities with vacancies in descending order
1. Delhi University – 900
2. University of Allahabad – 622
3. Banaras Hindu University – 532
4. Aligarh Muslim University – 498
5. Jawaharlal Nehru University – 326
6. Dr. Harisingh Gour University – 234
7. Jamia Milia Islamia – 223
The School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi, which was ranked fourth among architecture colleges. In the country by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), had 27 vacancies. The other two SPAs in Bhopal and Vijayawada had 18 and 11 vacancies, respectively.
Asked whether students have faced any problems due to vacant permanent faculty positions, Gupta said, “According to my knowledge, to date, we have not had such problems.”
Gupta said they make alternate arrangements so that students do not face any issues. “If not permanent (faculty), then there are ad-hoc faculty members. And if even they are not available, then there are guest lecturer There are various types of teachers who are always available with us to teach,” he added.