Over 60 percent teaching posts unfilled in Rajasthan Technical University, says RTI report
KOTA (RAJASTHAN) Set up in 2006, Rajasthan Technical University currently functions with less than 50 percent of sanctioned staff including teaching and non-teaching posts, shows an RTI reply. The information sought through a Right to Information query by Kota based activist Sujeet Swami revealed that 63 percent of teaching posts in the university are unfilled.
For the non-teaching staff, 187 posts are filled against a sanctioned strength of 382 posts, including the important posts of examination controller, director, dean, and student welfare officer. Currently, against the 37 sanctioned posts of professors, only 10 posts are filled.
Similarly, only 19 associate professors are working against the sanctioned strength of 68 with 49 posts unfilled. There are 67 assistant professors against the sanctioned posts of 156.
All the 25 posts in the petrochemical, Information Technology and MBA courses in the university have remained unfilled.
Documents also revealed that the varsity had invited applications for filling various sanctioned posts in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2018 but did not go through with the recruitment process after charging exam fees from the applicants.
Between 2011 and 2018, the RTI reply shows that the university generated revenue of Rs 1.05 crore through exam fees from 36,230 candidates, who had applied for various posts in the period, but only conducted exams in 2018.
That year, 41 posts of teaching and 19 posts of the non-teaching staff were filled from the vacancy advertised for 2014, it said.