Hyderabad: Though the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, has barred 143 engineering colleges for lack of faculty and infrastructure, some of its own constituent colleges are making do with temporary faculty.
The temporary outsourced teachers are all assistant professors. According to AICTE norms, undergraduate engineering colleges should have professors, associate professors and assistant professors in the ratio of 1:2:6. JNTU-Hyderabad has constituent colleges in Manthani, Jagityal and Sulthanpur in Medak district
An RTI reply about faculty position in JNTU Manthani, signed by principal, R. Markandeya, stated that the college had 1,141 students across six branches. But the number of regular teaching staff was just four, among whom only two were professors and the other two were assistant professors.
A senior faculty member of JNTU, Manthani, said, “We have enough temporary faculty to satisfy the teacher to student ratio. But regular faculty hiring has been stalled because the test results have been held up in JNTU, Kukatpally, since last year. Temporary teachers are in the assistant professor cadre.”
Similarly, JNTU, Sulthanpur, borrows faculty from the Hyderabad campus. Principal M. Manzoor Hussain said, “Faculty from JNTU-Hyderabad come to our campus to teach. It is a very new college. It is quite close to the Hyderabad campus so they can come here, teach and go.”