Pbi varsity’s colleges have 94 vacant posts of lecturers, another 100 needed
The new academic session has begun in Punjabi University’s 11 constituent colleges, but these colleges do not have adequate number of lecturers to teach students, who on an average number in 1000 in each of them.punjab Updated: Jul 30, 2016 15:30 IST
The new academic session has begun in Punjabi University’s 11 constituent colleges, but these colleges do not have adequate number of lecturers to teach students, who on an average number in 1000 in each of them.
Students have enrolled in each college for BA, BCA, PGDCA, Msc IT, BCom and BSc non-medical etc courses and these colleges have 94 regular sanctioned posts of English, Mathematics, Punjabi, Computer Science, Physical Education, Commerce and Physics, which are lying vacant.
Principals of these colleges have already written about the shortage of staff and also demanded 100 more posts form constituent colleges director professor Kirandeep Kaur.
The worst of all is University College, Dhilwan (Barnala), where 28 sanctioned posts are lying vacant including six posts of English and in University College, Ghanour, five posts of English are vacant out of six regular posts. Similarly, TPD Malwa College, Rampura Phul, has seven regular posts which are lying vacant and 30 more are needed.
Some principals have claimed that they were running colleges with 160 contract, Adhoc or instructor based teachers, but most of the colleges have not appointed any guest faculty or contractual lectures.
“On one hand colleges are facing shortage of staff and on the other hand some lectures are being transferred from one college to another with political approach. Some unwanted posts are also being created,” a principal said who did not want to be identified.
“Our two lecturers have resigned and one has been transferred but we have informed varsity authority regarding staff requirement; all the vacant posts will be filled soon,” Dr. Labh Singh, principal, University College, Ghudda (Bathinda).
“The admissions are stilling going on but there are 8 regular posts which are vacant in our college and we are recruiting contractual lectures according to our requirement,” said, Lakhbir Singh Gill, principal, SBSBM University College, Sardulgarh (Mansa).
In some colleges the situation gets even worse as they are functioning without principals. These colleges are being run by in-charges because the posts of principals are lying vacant. But the director of constituent colleges said that all 94 regular and needed 100 posts would be filled soon.
“The advertisement regarding the recruitment will be published next week and all the posts would be filled within one month” said Kirandeep Kaur. On the question of favoritism in transfers, she said, “We received applications about transfers and genuine cases were cleared. We consider all applications and any employee can send a request demanding transfer.”