Govt to fill up 6,000 vacant posts in central universities by October

Central Universities should work on mission-mode to fill up the 6,000 vacant posts by October 2021, union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said even as he urged these universities to create a framework for alumni endowment.

Speaking at a meeting with vice chancellors of central universities, Pradhan expressed happiness to learn about the best practices of Central Universities, especially on matters of importance like filling up of general and reserved vacancies, education during Covid19, online learning and status of NEP implementation.
The minister exhorted the universities to come with the strategies for making India fully literate, as well as to contribute helping the country to meet its nutrition challenge during ‘Poshan Month’ as a part of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav celibrations.
Universities are cradles of creativity, innovation and opportunities, Pradhan said, adding that the New Education Policy - 2020 will play a crucial role in placing India at the top of the emerging new world order and, as custodians of India’s destiny, our universities should fulfil their responsibilities outlined in the NEP. He stressed on making education a lot more vibrant and holistic and establishing India as a knowledge superpower through NEP.
The minister said that higher education institutions are key catalysts for promoting socio-economic development and for realising aspirations and national goals. The minister appealed that universities should popularise and promote learning in Indian languages and cultural heritage of India.
The VCs were also requested to encourage sports in their universities, thereby promoting a sporting culture in the country. The VCs were encouraged to make their students job creators by promoting innovation and research in their campuses.
He urged that as thought leaders, central universities should assume pioneering roles in building capacities, initiating frameworks for implementation of Academic Bank of Credit, Multiple Entry & Exit, virtual universities and several other facets of the NEP from this academic year itself.