JAMSHEDPUR: Kolhan University
(KU) is facing a huge crunch of teaching staff
for nearly all the courses. The admission process for undergraduate courses for 2021-23 batch has started and classes are likely to begin from October.
Sources said the university administration has sent a list of 786 teachers required to run its 31 courses to the human resources department.
At present, there are only 206 teachers for all the courses. According to sources, every department has only 10-15% of the required teaching staff and the rest of the posts are vacant.
Sources said the commerce department requires 42 teaching staff. Of the 81 sanctioned strength, only 39 are on the varsity
payroll. In English department, of the 52 posts, there are only 13 teachers.
The condition is nearly the same in all other subjects.
Spokesperson for the university PK Pani
agreed that to ensure quality education there is an urgent requirement for teachers in all 31 departments.
Some courses do not even have a single single teacher. This includes Santhali, IT, BCA and a few others.
Sources said with skeletal manpower, the students are suffering as they are not able to get proper guidance.