No professors in Odia dept in 5 universities: Minister


Bhubaneswar: Professor posts are lying vacant in Odia department of five universities in the state, Higher Education Minister Ananta Das today informed Odisha Assembly replying to a query from BJP legislator Dilip Ray.

The Higher Education Minister accepting shortage of Odia faculty members in varsities of the state said out of the eight government-run universities, which have Odia departments; Utkal University, Fakir Mohan University, Gangadhar Meher University, Ravenshaw University and Rama Devi Women’s University are running without an Odia faculty professor at present.

Besides, there are no Odia faculty members in Gangadhar Meher University and Rama Devi Women’s University, the minister stated.

“The universities have been asked to take necessary steps to fill up the vacant faculty posts in the Odia department,” the Minister said.

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