Faculty Positions: Another Casteist Fort!

In the central universities the combined strength of SC/ST/OBC professors is merely 1.5 per cent. In all the other faculty positions, including reader, senior lecturer, lecturer, their numbers add up to only 12.2 per cent.

DUTAThese shocking statistics collected by All India Backward Students’ Forum (AIBSF) via RTI say a lot. In the central universities the combined strength of SC/ST/OBC professors is merely 1.5 per cent. In all the other faculty positions, including reader, senior lecturer, lecturer, their numbers add up to only 12.2 per cent. Look at these figures closely. The number of professors appointed is more than the sanctioned posts. Why? In fact, it is only for the posts of lecturers that reservation is provided for the exploited sections. That is why upper-caste candidates are appointed as professors. There is no reservation for the posts of professor, reader and senior lecturer. The comparatively high number of senior lecturers (SL) from the deprived sections is perhaps because of promotion of the lecturers.

Central universities

 PROFESSORREADER
SL/SGLECTURER
OTHERTOTAL
Sanctioned Posts19433744707874913514
Existing Strength2563293145123275808852
SC25793042212568
ST1129102117268
OBC4412333245
PH67030245
Upper castes252281941014615587771
SC+ST+OBC
4011241866221081
% Strength of SC+ST+OBC1.53.893.73.712.2

(RTI No- 6-4/2009, Central Universities, UGC, Dated- 7th Jan, 2011)

 

IIT Kanpur

Total sanctioned strength of faculty
406
Total existing strength of faculty348
Total number of SC members2
Total number of ST members0
Total number of OBC members0
Total number of Upper-Caste members346
% of SC+ST+OBC members0.5

 

Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi

 PROFESSORASSOCIATE PROFASSISTANT PROF
Total661
SC000
ST001
OBC000
General660

 

Banaras Hindu University (BHU)

 PROFESSOR
READER
LECTURER
TOTAL
Sanctioned Posts34768013682395
Existing Strength6355553001490
SC008383
ST002121
OBC0000
Upper castes6355551961386
SC+ST+OBC00104104
% Strength of SC+ST+OBC00346.9

 

Delhi University

 PROFESSOR
READER
LECTURER
OTHER
TOTAL
Sanctioned Posts307654691501702
Existing Strength
12429634923792
SC0043043
ST0015015
OBC0010010
PH11709
Upper Castes
12429627123724
SC+ST+OBC0068068
% Strength of SC+ST+OBC
001908

 

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

 PROFESSORREADER
LECTURER
SL/SGOTHER
TOTAL
Sanctioned Posts1652872715728
Existing Strength223195675490
SC68134031
ST3470014
OBC200002
Upper castes2121834705343(?)
SC+ST+OBC1112204047
% Strength of SC+ST+OBC4.96.12010009.5

 

University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), Delhi

 PROFESSORREADER
LECTUREROTHER
TOTAL
Sanctioned Posts2940115112296
Existing Strength64355270221
SC018514
ST00134
OBC00257
Upper Castes64344157196
SC+ST+OBC
01111325
% Strength of SC+ST+OBC02.8211811

 

Figures obtained by All India Backward Students’ Forum via RTI

Published in the September 2011 issue of the FORWARD Press magazine

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