The shortage of teachers in Delhi University may have been a key issue for last many years, but if a letter sent by the varsity to the college principals is to be believed, the appointment of permanent teachers is likely to begin soon.
A letter — dated June 4, a copy is with Hindustan Times — has been sent to college principals asking them to re-assess the requirement of permanent teachers according to the new workload and send a communication to the university regarding the number required in each discipline so that the posts can be advertised.
The university has asked the colleges to send the details as the new session is set to begin in July. Some teacher groups have welcomed the letter. “The letter is good news for ad hoc teachers,” said Aditya Narayan Mishra, chairperson, Academics for Action Development.
A number of teachers, however, termed the letter to be a farce.
“A similar promise was made in October last year as well and nothing happened,” a teacher said.