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April 06, 2018 Friday 02:53:47 PM IST

IITs to have a Pool of Foreign Faculty

Policy Indications

New Delhi: In order to address the increasing shortage of teachers, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) plan to create a pan-IIT faculty pool of foreign faculty and top PhD scholars in each institute who can teach across all institutes. Inviting well-known alumni to teach in these institutions for a single semester is also part of the plan to boost faculty strength. They will teach under the “Teach-a-Semester” plan of IITs. 

The premier institutes, like many other centrally funded technical institutes, have been struggling with the issue of faculty shortage for long now. Vacancy in some IITs are as high as more than 50%. IITs will also work towards necessary amendments in the statutes after putting in place due processes for faculty recruitment.