The Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI) is facing a severe crisis of teachers. At present the institute has a shortage of 40 per cent regular teachers as most of the teachers have for jobs in IITs and universities.
The two of the professors at the Computer Science department have joined IITs while another one has taken up an assignment at the Gautam Buddha Technical University (GBTU).
About half a dozen teachers of the varsity are busy in completing their respective PhDs. It is apprehended that after the completion of their research project they might not stay at the HBTI.
Two of the HBTI professors Dr BK Tripathi and Rajiv Misra have joined IIT-Roorkee and IIT Patna, respectively. Similarly, Dr AK Misra and Dr Vinay Pathak have joined GBTU and the Uttarakhand Technical University, respectively.
Registrar of the HBTI Naresh Kumar said, “There is shortage of teachers. We have announced the vacancies of seven professors, seven assistant professors and 14 associate professors. Besides, advertisements for the post for one librarian, one medical officer and one computer programmer have been given. The last date for applying is February 5. We shall be able to overcome the shortage of the teachers from the next academic session.”