Bhubaneswar, Nov 26: As many as 762 teaching posts (professor, associate professor, assistant professor) are lying vacant in 10 state universities out of 1,386 sanctioned posts. This was informed by the state higher education minister Arun Sahu in the Assembly.
Utkal University, the oldest varsity in the state, has 126 vacant posts against 257 sanctioned teacher posts, while in Rama Devi Womens’ University there are 101 vacancy against the sanctioned posts of 138.
Out of 267 sanctioned posts, only 83 faculty members are there in the premier Ravenshaw University.
Similarly, Gangadhar Meher University has 63 vacant posts against 144 sanctioned posts and Khallikote University has 14 vacancies out of 42 sanctioned posts.
Berhampur University, one of the oldest universities of the southern part of the state, has 78 vacant posts against the sanctioned number of 155.Besides, Sambalpur University in the West has 58 vacant teacher posts against 153 sanctioned posts. Fakir Mohan University has only 79 teachers out of the 117 sanctioned posts.
North Odisha University has 75 vacant posts against 115 sanctioned posts and Shri Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidayalaya in Puri, has 25 vacant post against 38 sanctioned posts.