IITs to cast net for foreign faculty

Not on contract as now, but as permanent teaching staff, recommends council
The Human Resource Development Ministry will set the ball rolling on facilitating the recruitment of permanent foreign faculty in the Indian Institutes of Technology.As of now, the IITs can hire foreign faculty only on a contract basis for five years.The Ministry will take up the matter with the Ministries of Home and External Affairs, whose permission is required for the switch.Chaired by Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar, the IIT Council, at its meeting on Monday, took this decision, and it is for the government now to take up the matter with the Ministries concerned. As many as 300 faculty positions are vacant in the IIT-Delhi alone, which is about 40% of its faculty strength. If all the IITs are taken together, the vacancies add up to about 5,000. This directly affects three or four parameters in the QS global ranking and ends up pushing the IITs’ ranks down.
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/iits-to-cast-net-for-foreign-faculty/article24748457.ece

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