There Are Shortage of Teachers in India: Prof DP Agrawal

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Former UPSC Chairman DP Agrawal joins USTM as Prof Emeritus

Bureau

Guwahati, 28th September 2019:

‘There is an immense teacher shortage in the educational institutions of India, even in the IITs. Out of the 780 accredited universities of the country, 360 are private universities. There are over 35,000 colleges, of which 65% are private. There are nearly 5000 engineering and technology institutions in India. However, the most concerning fact is that there is a teacher shortage of over 40% in these educational institutions.’ stated Professor DP Agrawal, former Chairman of UPSC, New Delhi in Guwahati.

Prof DP Agrawal stated that teaching method should be changed depending upon the learner. Connection between student and faculty is very important and the lack of it demotivates fresh learners who come from rural areas or from vernacular medium. He was addressing the faculty members of the University of Science &Technology Meghalaya recently in the Faculty Development Programme of the University. Prof Agrawal has recently joined USTM as Professor Emeritus.

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