NEW DELHI :
The central government Tuesday paved the way for appointment of tens of thousands of professors in universities and colleges as soon as possible.
The university grants commission, in a letter to universities asked to fill up vacancies on a priority as shortage of faculty is affecting quality of teaching and learning environment in the higher educational institutes.
“As you are aware, the shortage of quality teaching faculty in higher educational institutions is a major concern and requires to be addressed immediately for improving the quality of higher education. To address this issue, the UGC has prepared the guidelines for recruitment of faculty in universities, colleges and institutions deemed to be universities outlining the selection procedure and the time frame for recruitments," the UGC letter to universities said.
The letter further asks institutions to “take steps to ensure that the vacancies in the university as well as colleges affiliated are filled at the earliest.
The move could see more than 50,000 seats getting filled over a period of time as there are large numbers of vacancies at universities. The regulator also asked the institutions to complete the process of recruitment within six months from the day they start the recruitment drive.