The university has begun a recruitment drive to fill hundreds of teaching vacancies.
What’s it about? Anna University has started to fill 350 teaching vacancies to ensure the quality of education doesn’t get affected. For the past seven to eight years, it hadn’t conducted such a drive for teachers. Every year, 12-15 teachers retire from the university, and since there was no effort to replace them, the vacancies piled up.
- The recruitment drive is complete for 10 departments. The timeline set by the university is February to fill all 350 vacancies.
- Some departments have faced issues getting qualified teachers. UGC norms dictate only those with PhD degrees should be hired, but they aren’t available for some departments like architecture.
Necessity: There’s a new syllabus being implemented this year, and it requires an adequate number of teachers to teach the new portions. The strength at its four campuses is currently 540.