JAMMU — As many as 40 per cent of posts of teaching faculty are lying vacant at Central University Jammu (CUJ).
The details have come to the fore through information disclosed by the varsity under the Right to Information Act application filed by Raman Sharma.
According to information disclosed by the CUJ, out of 22 sanctioned posts of professors, 17 positions are lying vacant as of date. The CUJ also disclosed that 32 posts of Associate Professors out of 44 sanctioned strength remain vacant.
The varsity also has a shortfall of 10 posts of Assistant Professors as out of 11 sanctioned positions of Assistant Professors, only 80 posts have been filled. Around 30 per cent of posts of non-teaching staff are also vacant in the university.
The information reveals that 35 posts of non-teaching have not been filled out of 119 sanctioned posts.
About the steps being taken by the university to fill the vacant posts, the PIO revealed that the varsity advertised teaching positions more than seven times during the period 2015-18 but these posts remained vacant due to the non-availability of suitable and eligible candidates.
On the question of the deadline for filling vacancies in the university, the Public Information Officer of the Varsity said that it is an ongoing process and did not provide any time frame.
The Central University of Jammu was established following a demand from the region after Kashmir was granted Central University by the Congress-led UPA government.