Faculty crisis at Osmania University

Currently, the university has over 400 posts which are lying vacant. A chunk of teachers retired from their services over the last two years. This year alone, 58 teachers retired. The figure of retired teachers may reach about 150 over the next two years or so. The university has 1,230 sanctioned posts. Upon rationalization, the number came down to 1,024. Of the total posts, the university is running with just 684 teachers.

With no sight of permanent recruitment, the university is looking for academic consultants for teaching in the varsity. Currently 443 academic consultants are taking classes. “Unless the university gets a regular Vice-Chancellor, recruitment cannot happen,” said Prof. K Pratap Reddy, registrar, OU. A senior official of OU said that the proposal for recruitment was given by the united Andhra Pradesh government. “Post bifurcation of the State, the government did not ask for any proposal,” an official said.

An official of the Telangana State Council of Higher Education said that the university’s financial situation has been not up to the mark. “The university is not in position to pay salaries for teachers who are working now. How can they pay for new recruits? The recruitment will not happen soon,” an official quipped.

With dearth of permanent faculty members, several departments have already lost their Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS). For a department to be selected for CAS, it should have a minimum of six permanent faculty members as a prerequisite. The psychology department which has been working with only two faculty members had already lost its centre. A few other departments like linguistics are on the verge of losing the tag.

“Two professors will retire by March and the department will be understaffed. If recruitment does not happen in time, it will lose CAS,” a senior professor said. The last recruitment drive was held in June this year and about 170 teachers were recruited in the process. However several posts in linguistic, chemistry, business management and Hindi departments got into a legal tangle over the selection procedure and allotment.

No full-time registrar too!
OU’s administration is already bumbling with no full-time Vice-Chancellor for the past three months. The situation just took a turn for the worse with no full time registrar. On Friday, in-charge Vice-Chancellor Vikas Raj appointed Prof E Suresh Kumar as the in-charge registrar of OU. Prof. Kumar is succeeding Prof. K Pratap Reddy whose term ended recently on Friday. Pratap was appointed in December 2013. Prof Kumar is currently heading Department of English, OU. He is also the Director of PG Colleges at Districts & Director, English Language Training Centre, OU.
diflucan og alkohol diflucan za gljivice diflucan gravid
More News
TS Inter Result: High Court Orders Revaluation Of Answer Sheets Of 3 Lakh Failed Students
The Telangana high court on Tuesday asked the TSBIE or Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education to conduct revaluation of answer sheets of all the failed candidates whose first and second year Intermediate examinations' results released r...
UP Board Result 2019 Date To Be Announced Soon
The latest update on UP Board results 2019 remains that the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) may release UP Board result in the end of April. There were talks of the UP Board releasing the Board result by mid-April but that deadline h...
HPBOSE 12th Result 2019 Declared; 62.01 Per Cent Pass
Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (HPBOSE) has released the result for Higher Secondary or class 12th exam conducted in March. HPBOSE 12th result is available on the board's official website. Out of the total 94,920 who had regi...
JEE Main results 2019: Date and time
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has decided to announce the result for JEE Main 2019 April exam in this month. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) was concluded on April 12 and the answer sheets for the same have already been uploaded on the main webs...
Tamil Nadu 12th Result Declared; Check Now
Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE), Government of Tamil Nadu, has released the Tamil Nadu 12th results today. Tamil Nadu (TN) Class 12 results have been released for the exams held from March 1 to March 12 on the official websites...
JEE Main 2019 Result Expected Soon; Check Ranks, Scores Details Here
JEE Main result for the second edition of the competitive exams will be released anytime soon. JEE Main 2019 April edition was conducted throughout the country and abroad on April 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 through the Computer Based Test (CBT) mod...
KEAM 2019 Admit Card Released @ Cee.kerala.gov.in; Direct Link Here
The KEAM admit card 2019 for the entrance examination can be downloaded now from the official website of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala, www.cee.kerala.gov.in. To access the KEAM admit card, the candidates will hav...
Telangana Inter Result 2019 On April 18; Details Here
Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education or TSBIE will release the TS Inter result 2019 on April 18. An official confirmed to NDTV that the TS Intermediate result will be released before afternoon on Thursday. The exam time of Telangana result...
Karnataka 2nd PUC Result Expected Today On Official Website
Karnataka 2nd PUC result is expected to be released today. PUC or Pre-university Course examination is equivalent to class 12th and is conducted by Department of Pre University Examination (PUE), Karnataka. The Karnataka PUC result will be ...
Second JEE (Main) Concludes Today, Result Expected Soon
The second edition of JEE main, entrance exam for engineering admission, will end today. The six day long exam included two papers-- paper 1 for BE/ BTech and paper 2 for Architecture. The result can be expected as early as within the next week,...