Pune – The professor recruitment in Savitribai Phule Pune University, which is reputed as the Oxford of the East, is still stalled. For almost 12 years, the posts of permanent professors in the university have been lying vacant, and even the recruitment of 111 approved posts has not been scheduled. For the academic year 2023-24, the burden of the respective departments will be on contract professors.
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An outcry was expressed to the government from all levels of the society including the university itself about the number of professors in the university which is decreasing day by day. Finally, the state government had sanctioned the recruitment of only 111 posts out of 215 vacant posts. This process is considered to be in the final stages; However, the advertisement has not actually been published. In the wake of the new education policy, the process of filling vacancies in various colleges of the state has been going on for the past few months. It is true that the state government has ordered the recruitment, but why is the recruitment in the government universities neglected?
Department wise status of sanctioned faculty…
All Posts Vacant (Total Posts) – IDS (Social Science and Science) (One each), Instrumentation (One), Environment (One)
Only one faculty left – Biotechnology, Center for Fine Arts, Defense and Strategic Sciences, Economics, Education, Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences
The recruitment of permanent faculty vacancies in the university is in the final stage. This work will be completed soon. The recruitment process will be started within the next week itself.
– Dr. Prafulla Pawar, Registrar, Savitribai Phule Pune University
To maintain the academic balance, the university has recruited as many as 133 professors seasonally from its own funds. Experts say that even though the educational work is running smoothly due to this, it is not of long-term use. The process of full-time research is being interrupted, and there is no scope for development as a professor. Alternatively, it is only a temporary bandage.
Impact on educational standards
The university is known throughout the country as a research-oriented university. From the main scientific advisors of the country to the leaders of the social sector, many people have been formed in this university. However, since the recruitment of professors has stopped for 12 years, research has been adversely affected. At the same time, the educational standard is also declining. Due to non-availability of permanent faculty, many departments have been shut down.