Mumbai, Sept. 12 -- Several Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country are now planning special recruitment drives to fill up faculty posts reserved for socially and economically marginalised communities. The move comes only weeks after the ministry of education (MoE) directed all centrally-funded higher education institutes to fill up vacant reserved posts on a mission mode.

In a letter issued on August 23, MoE directed all centrally funded higher education institutes such as IITs, Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) to fill vacant faculty positions, especially in the Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC) and economically weaker sections (E...