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Several DU depts headless

New Delhi: Various department of Delhi University is currently running without a permanent head or dean, due to this regulatory figures it has lead to disrupting the functioning of the concerned departments. Moreover, around 4,000 teaching positions are also lying vacant in various colleges of the varsity for a long time. "There are 13 departments that do not have a dean or permanent head. Additionally, there are two more departments whose deans' tenures have ended, but they are temporarily working as deans on the request of the University administration," said Rajesh Jha, a member of DU's Executive Council (EC).

"The University administration is reluctant to function in a normal manner; it comes up with strange anti-education initiatives, and is not taking care of the real needs of the university. There are 13 departments that do not have a permanent dean or head. Nearly 20 DU colleges have no permanent principals. The funds allocated for various development works of the University are not being used properly," Jha further added.

According to the EC member, in the Faculty of Medical Science, posts of eight department heads are lying vacant; similarly, in the Faculty of Social Science, three posts of heads are vacant. The Faculty of Interdisciplinary and Applied Science and Faculty of Commerce have one post of head vacant in each center.

DU teachers have been, time and again, protesting for the appointment of administrative and teaching, but all has fallen to deaf ears since the University's affairs are still being run in an ad-hoc manner. Nearly

4,000 teaching staff posts are vacant in the various colleges of DU and the teaching is being managed by ad-hoc teachers, Jha added.

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