Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) is aiming for an A+ grade this year and therefore it is not leaving any chance to impress National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). However, in its self-study report containing the varsity’s strengths and weaknesses.
DAVV failed to mention staff crunch issue that is one of the major cause of concern. In the report, submitted a couple of months ago, the varsity has mentioned only five weaknesses – limited financial and other developmental support from state government, limited collaborations with international institutions for faculty and students, consultancy and patents.
As per SSR, out of the 67 sanctioned posts of professors, 64 have been recruited and three are yet to be recruited. There are two professors who have been working on contract basis. The varsity needs to have a total of 114 associate professors. However, only 36 are recruited and 78 posts are vacant.
Moreover, out of 236 sanctioned positions for assistant professors, only 130 have been recruited, 106 are yet to be recruited. 71 assistant professors are on contract basis.
The non-teaching staff is no different. Out of 702 positions of non-teaching staff, 319 need to be recruited as only 382 positions are filled. Among these 383 staffers only 63 are female and 320 are male.
Whereas among 362 who are working on contract basis, 320 are male and 42 are female.
Out of the 286 sanctioned technical staff, DAVV has 119 recruited and 167 positions are lying vacant.