Large vacancies have affected the academic activities in technical education institutions in Odisha. All the sanctioned posts of five professors and 15 readers are vacant in Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT).
Out of the 5 sanctioned posts of lecturers in Biju Patnaik University of Technology, only two have been filled up. Out of the 25 teaching posts in the university, 23 are vacant, Minister of State for Skill Development and Technical Education Sanjay Dasburma said in a written reply to a question from Dilip Ray (BJP) in the Assembly.
Similarly, out of the 92 teaching and non-teaching posts in the university, 67 are vacant.
The university is being run with only 25 teaching and non-teaching staff.