By - 12 March 2020
12 March 2020
The department of higher education had demanded Rs 58,250 crore for 2020-21 but received only Rs 39,466 crore in the Union Budget.
NEW DELHI: The current level of fund allocation will not meet the "objectives of expansion and growth of higher education", a parliamentary committee has said, pointing to nearly 80,000 vacancies in faculty posts in central and state universities, besides other degree-granting institutions.
In its report tabled in Parliament on March 5, the standing committee on human resource development said the government's allocation for central universities was "inadequate as compared to their infrastructure, faculty and number of students enrolled". Flagging the large number of vacancies, it recommended that recruitment process should be an annual feature so that faculty shortfall did not turn into a crisis.