JAMMU: In a startling revelation, around 40 per cent of teaching positions in the Central University of Jammu (CUJ) are currently vacant, leaving the institution on crutches.
The Public Information Officer (PIO) of the university has provided this data to Raman Sharma in response to his Right to Information (RTI) application filed at the University.
The PIO in a reply issued on July 12-2023 has stated that the sanctioned strength of teaching positions in the university is 178, while the present strength of the teaching staff is 107.
As per the reply to the RTI, it has been confirmed that there are currently 71 vacant teaching positions in the university.
Regarding the non-teaching staff, the PIO has mentioned that the sanctioned strength of non-teaching positions in the university is 119, with 32 positions currently vacant.
However, the query regarding temporary non-teaching staff was not addressed, with the response stating that “no such information is available.”
In response to the inquiry about student enrollment, the PIO informed Raman Sharma that the university currently has a total of 2,354 enrolled students. This includes 308 SC, 115 ST, 458 OBC, 1 PWD, and 120 EWS students.
However, as per the document, the PIO has not directly answered the query about the total intake capacity for students in different courses and departments, instead has referred the applicant to the university website and the prospectus for the year 2023-24—(KNO)