Presently, there are around 41 Central Universities under the administrative control of the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The total number of sanctioned teaching posts in various Central Universities are 16,600 (2371 Professor, 4708 Associate Professor, and 9521 Assistant Professor).
Occurring of vacancies and filling them up is a continuous process. Ministry of HRD and UGC continuously monitors it with Universities. However, the onus of filling up the teaching posts lies on Central Universities which are autonomous bodies created under Acts of Parliament.
This issue has been discussed in the Conference of Vice-Chancellors of the Central Universities held on 4th "“ 5th February, 2015 and Visitor's Conference on 4th -6th November, 2015 which was chaired by the President of India. In the Vice Chancellors' Conference and Visitor's Conference, the Vice Chancellors were exhorted to fill up the vacant position of teachers in a time bound manner.
Further, it was also discussed in a meeting with Vice Chancellors of Central Universities on 18th February, 2016. With the appointment of regular Vice Chancellors and providing of Visitor's nominees to all Central Universities for Selection Committees for teachers, the process of filling up of vacant teaching posts has gathered momentum. This indeed a good news for all the central universities, as more vacancies mean more job opportunity. And therefore better for the youth of our country.
The above information was furnished by the Union HRD Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.