Strength of SCs/STs and OBCs in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
The Government has issued instructions to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) requiring implementation of 15%, 7.5% and 27% reservation for SCs, STs and OBC respectively for recruitment to the posts of Assistant Professors and Lecturers in Science and Technology subjects and in all faculty posts for subjects other than Science and Technology. The quota for reservation of 15% & 7.5% is provided for the SCs & STs in the recruitment of faculty viz. Assistant Professor, Associate Professors & Professors. Further, 27% reservation is provided to the OBCs in direct faculty recruitment at the level of Assistant Professor in the Central Universities. The implementation of quotas for SCs/STs/OBCs in faculty recruitment is under consideration in respect of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
The total sanctioned strength and holding strength of SCs/STs/OBCs in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the Indian Institutes of Science (IISCs), Bangalore and the Central Universities is as under :
|Institute||Total Sanctioned strength||SC||ST||OBC|
The arising of vacancies and filling up thereof is a continuous administrative activity for which there cannot be any fixed time-frame. All vacancies, including reserved ones, are advertised in local and National Newspapers. Also, special recruitment drives are carried out from time to time to fill up the backlog of reserved vacancies.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Shashi Tharoor in Lok Sabha today.