"We have not had a single class so far and have started to panic now. We only have till mid-April to finish our course and we have already lost out on 20 days," said a student on condition of anonymity.
With the introduction of the semester system two years ago, the course has to be completed in a time-bound manner to ensure good results. Missing teachers is certainly a problem that the students can do without. According to the college, however, they are "trying their best" to get a teacher as soon as possible.
"The post has to be filled up by a reserved category candidate. The problem is that we have not been able to find a teacher who fits the bill. There are no candidates. We found one teacher but before we could offer her a position, SGTB Khalsa College offered her one. We have managed to engage one teacher out of the two and are looking for a guest faculty as well," said RK Arora, head of the commerce department.
Filling up of vacant positions permanently in the university is currently on hold; the colleges have to engage ad hoc teachers in each semester.