Hyderabad: The State government will soon accord permission for recruitment to 1,061 posts in universities across the State.
This was announced by Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Education Kadiyam Srihari during a meeting with Vice-Chancellors of State universities here on Saturday. Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao is expected to approve the proposal shortly, he said. The move would not only benefit the varsities but also create employment opportunities for the youth.
The proposal comes in the backdrop of a majority of universities in the State facing a severe shortage of faculty members. For instance, Osmania University, the oldest and largest varsity in the State, has a shortage of 700 faculty members. The approval of the government for recruitment will be crucial and beneficial for universities that have applied for National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) grading.
NAAC grades are given after taking into consideration, among other factors, the number of faculty members as well.