Going by this rate, 70 per cent of the varsity’s teaching staff will have retired by 2018.There are over 70 assistant professors as contract employees who belong to the Telangana University Teachers Association. Added to this, the post of a permanent VC has been vacant since July.
With the Osmania University going to celebrate its centenary celebrations in 2018, things look a little laidback. “Though Osmania University has been acknowledged by the TRS government for having played a significant role in the achievement of a separate Telangana state and given that the second phase of struggle actually started from here, perhaps there has been very little done in the last four months for the university and the plight of the university remains the same,” commented a research scholar.
Professor Laxmaiah from the university however said that the problem might not be that grave, “Up to 2019, I do not sense a problem. About 50 per cent staff will definitely be there and we have the contract employees’ faculty who are also working. If more apply, depending on their qualifications, their scores and ability, they will be hired.”
Whereas Mr Bandari Veera Babu, president, Telangana University Teachers Association (TUTA) said, “Of the 300 members across Telangana, about 70 are working at OU. We have been waiting for the promise in the election manifesto of regularizing our tenure to be fulfilled. But it is still pending.”
Source: Deccan Chronicle