Wednesday, October 12, 2011

IIT Ropar battling teachers crunch

Three years after inception, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar is facing teachersa shortage with as many as 45 faculty posts lying vacant in the institute. The faculties facing crunch are electrical department, computer science, chemistry, physics and mathematics. It is learnt that MTech classes have also not started yet.

Dr. Rajendra Srivastava, in charge, PhD admissions, denied this being the reason behind less number of research scholars in the institute. He said, as IIT Ropar admits only capable students for PhD. At present, there are 45 faculty members against the requirement of 90. The recruitment process is on and vacant posts would be filled up in the next few months.

Official statistics revealed that there are 45 faculty members for nearly 488 students, including research scholars, in the campus. If student teachers ratio is considered, it is still far from the best at 1:8. At present, IIT Ropar has a ratio of 1:11 with five faculty members having left recently.

Some students agreed that there was a shortage but added that it as a problem at all IITs across the country, including established ones. M. K. Surrapa, Director, IIT Ropar, was not available for comments.

Source: The Times of India, October 12, 2011

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