A large number of sanctioned teaching and non-teaching posts are lying vacant in the Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT). Twenty three out of 25 number of sanctioned teaching posts lying vacant in BPUT. Similarly, more than 200 teacher posts are lying vacant in different colleges affiliated to the university.
The Minister informed that BPUT has five Professor posts, 15 Reader posts and five lecturer posts, out of them only two lecturers are on the job and the rest 23 posts are lying vacant. Out of the 10 administrative posts, the Deputy Registrar Post and the Information Officer post are lying vacant. Similarly, 26 of 57 Class III and IV posts are lying vacant in the university.
The status of vacancy in affiliated colleges of the BPUT is also high. Seventeen Professor, 48 Associate Professor and 26 Assistant Professor posts are lying vacant in CET, Bhubaneswar. In the PMEC, Berhampur, 10 Professor, 17 Associate Professor and 36 Assistant Professor posts are lying vacant. Likewise 6 Professor, 10 Associate Professor, and 26 Assistant Professor posts are lying vacant in Government College of Engineering, Keonjhar.
While five posts in each category are lying unfilled in the IMIT Cuttack, 7 Professor, 12 Associate Professor and 13 Assistant Professor posts are lying vacant in the Kalahandi Government Engineering College.
While there are 50 sanctioned Professor posts in these five Government colleges, the CET has only five Professors working now, and all professor posts are lying vacant in the rest four colleges.
Similarly, large numbers of sanctioned non-teaching staff posts are lying vacant in these colleges. According to information released by Dasburma, out of 96 sanctioned non-teaching staffs 31 posts are lying vacant in CET Bhubaneswar. Similarly, 8 out of 13 sanctioned posts in PMEC Berhampur, 10 out of 13 sanctioned posts in GEC Kalahandi, 17 out of 29 in GCE Keonjhar and 10 out of 24 in IMIT Cuttack are lying vacant.