About 33 per cent teaching posts are lying vacant in Central Universities across the country and 50 per cent in state universities in Telangana. In Osmania University, 1,268 posts were sanctioned but still there are 768 posts vacant in the university In Kakatiya University, 390 posts were sanctioned but there are 250 vacancies. Professor Gopal Reddy UGC Member said. "Since the last several years there has been no recruitment in undivided Andhra Pradesh.
In 1990 was the last major recruitment in undivided Andhra Pradesh in the state universities including Osmania University In 2007. Again there were recruitments during which more than 100 teachers were posted and in 2013. Another few posts were filled. Out of 1,264 posts in Osmania University. The current faculty strength is less than 40 percent.
Every year about 50 teachers retire in the state universities but there is no mayor recruitment in the state after 90s in undivided Andhra Pradesh." He added. "I have spoken to the chairman of the state council of higher education and also brought to the notice of the Telangana education minister that because of globalization and other things they have totally stopped recruitments.
Also newly established universities in TS and AP don't have even 20 per cent teachers. The untbrtunate thing is that students pursuing higher education in Telugu states lose out because of the lack of faculty As per the current scenario, the recruitments may not happen before the elections but most of the OU professors will retire by 2019 and the university will face a severe crisis."
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