Over 60% OBC, SC positions vacant in IIMs -Priscilla Jebaraj

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published Published on Mar 15, 2021   modified Modified on Mar 16, 2021

-The Hindu

Glaring gaps in faculty reservations at central educational institutions

More than half of the faculty positions reserved for OBCs in central institutions of higher education are vacant, while about 40% of those reserved for Scheduled Castes and Tribes also remain unfilled, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank told Lok Sabha on Monday in a written response to a question from three Congress MPs.

The situation is particularly acute in the elite Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), where more than 60% of SC and OBC reserved positions are vacant, while almost 80% of positions reserved for STs have not been filled. This means that out of 24 positions reserved for STs, only five have been filled. For the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), data has only been provided for non-faculty positions. Both IITs and IIMs have been lobbying for exemption from such faculty quota requirements.

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The Hindu, 15 March, 2021, https://www.thehindu.com/education/93-of-st-professor-positions-at-central-universities-80-of-st-posts-at-iims-unfilled/article34076556.ece

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