Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Teaching Staff Shortage as Per The Student Ratio In IIT

To get to the ideal teacher- student ratio, it is projected that the elite institutes will be taken close to a decade by the Indian Institutes of Technology. At present, the ratio must be concern in IITs as it is stipulated by the government that a teacher-student ratio must be 1:10. At present the faculty strength is 3,904 all India.

An IIT director said that "Around 35 to 40 new teachers are being picked by the older IITs annually”. He also revealed that as PhD members went up and due to OBC expansion, the student strength has risen rapidly. To take the faculty numbers up so sharply and quickly it is not easy for them, say Next to impossible.

The Director of IIT RoorKee Pradipto Banerjee stated "Just because we are facing staff shortage, the quality of teaching faculty cannot be compromised and even we do not want to compromise. It has been acknowledged that extra burden goes on our existing teachers, but we are searching for good people”. Recruitment will start once the finance ministry gives its nod.

"Better-qualified people are qualified for modern equipment and sophisticated labs," says the IIT head. As per the need of an individual institute people will be recruited and the requirement will be submitted by each IIT. 

According to the latest updates from Hindi News Paper, the responsibility of running the labs has been on the shoulders of the faculty and the staff. The faculty members will be able devote time to teaching and research and will be free from the responsibility of looking after the labs and the workshops by the help of new technical cadre staff.

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