IITs want permission to appoint foreign teachers

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) want to go for permanent foreign teachers, the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development said in a statement.

The IITs, one of the world’s leading technology education brands, are currently facing shortage of qualified teachers. They are currently allowed to appoint temporary teachers from abroad to tide of the situation, but not on a permanent basis.

“To enable eminent academicians from foreign nations to serve in the IITs as faculty upto 10 per cent of their faculty strength, the Council of IITs has recently resolved to take up the matter with Ministry of Home Affairs for streamlining/liberalizing the procedure for allowing foreign faculty in IITs on a permanent basis,” the HRD ministry said in reply to a question in the Parliament.