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LIT overstaffed, still NU to recruit teachers

Nagpur: The Nagpur University (NU), Laxminarayan Institute of Technology (LIT) and its alumnus-cum-petitioner Prasanna Sohale seem to have got their math wrong. The NU has issued employment understand through promoting 17 posts for LIT, a premier institution of the town which already seems over-staffed in the gentle of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) fixed faculty-student ratio of 1:20 for undergraduate engineering and era level path.
Currently, 50% positions at LIT are vacant and best 32 teachers are running. Even at over 50% vacancy, the ratio never exceeds the norm as one instructor is still available for every 18 students (1:18). This raises questions over the litigation and the hue and cry over loss of enough teachers at LIT.

The LIT has a mixed sanctioned consumption of 150 in chemical engineering (CE) and chemical era (CT) UG classes. Multiplying this through 4 batches (4 years of study) takes the total selection of students to 600 enrolled at a time.

In case all its teaching positions are stuffed, LIT would have a far better school as opposed to student ratio of 1:10 than that fixed through the AICTE at 1:20. In fact, additionally it is better than the previous ratio of 1:15. Hence, filling up vacancies will make six teachers available for each BTech magnificence of 75 students, which might be twice than what AICTE has prescribed.

Vice-chancellor SP Kane and acting registrar didn’t answer to TOI’s calls and messages in this regard. They didn’t reply to queries mailed on respectable IDs too. Sohale refused to comment.

After NU issued the employment understand and not using a clarity on the roster gadget, NewsTread investigation found that the institution is stricken with a a long time previous incorrect staffing construction.

A deeper look into LIT’s division of branches within CT division offers a clue as to the place the NU and college government need to have a relook. There are 5 branches with an consumption of simply 12 and one with 15. While the consumption quantity is surprisingly low, each department has no less than a number of than two teachers. Hence, it calls for immediate relook on the staffing pattern.

NU officers said although the institute was once arrange in 1942, positions and consumption capacity had been created between 1960 and 1995. Thus, all of the gadget must be adjusted as according to the prevailing norms and workload. LIT officers say the surplus workforce in a single division is posing problems in distribution of workload. In some branches, two school individuals are teaching one matter, they said.

The officers wondered the best way litigation was once filed in “over enthusiasm and with out carrying out the elemental work or working out the organizational float”. “Nobody studied it properly. The court wasn’t knowledgeable of the entire info and the university simply rushed with the proposal,” they said.

LIT director Raju Mankar said the 1:20 ratio is not will have to but desirable. “The workload needs to be decided on the basis of syllabus and timetable every week,” he said.


Chemical Engineering (CE) division has simply 12 sanctioned positions as compared to 19 teachers for the chemical era (CT) division

Currently, six teachers are running in CE and 11 in CT

Both departments have identical selection of students (75 in each batch) under them

A CE instructor at LIT is handling 50 students in sharp contrast to 1 CT instructor for simply 27 students

Yet, NU has marketed 14 positions under CT division and three in CE

Fresh appointments would take the CE tally to simply nine while it requires no less than 15 teachers to match even the AICTE norm

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