Tirupati: SV University and SV Vedic University both are running many departments without permanent faculty. Due various reasons for the past 10 years, the AP government has not been taking steps to fill the faculty vacancies in the two universities. SV University is the second oldest university in the state, but it faces with shortage of teaching faculty. Every year, SVU higher officials are recruiting the academic consultants to fill the teaching staff gaps in various departments. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us The total number of vacant posts of professors, associate professors and assistant posts come to more than 350 in SV University alone. In addition, every month, a few professors’ posts become vacant due to superannuation. Two years ago, AP Government had issued notification for recruiting the permanent faculty through APPSC exam. But this notification was kept pending by AP High Court due to legal problems. Now also SV University officials called for interviews to select academic consultants in statistics, civil, electrical, mechanical, electronic engineering , food technology, bio technology, psychology, physic, history and other departments. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Similarly, SV Vedic University also called for interviews to select contract lecturers in various subjects like Zoology, Botany, Mathematics, Economics, English, Computer, Food Technology and Yoga Science departments. The university is running purely depending up on contract lecturers only. Vedic University was established in Tirupati in 2006 to popularise Vedic studies across the country. Advertise With Us TTD is funding to this university activities for protecting the Vedic Knowledge and to take Vedas to future generations. But even after 13 years, Rig-Veda, Krishna Yajur Veda, SriVaishnavam and other Vedic Studies departments are facing severe shortage of permanent faculty. Students of SVU and SV Vedic varsity have been facing hardships to learn lessons with inadequate teaching strength. After YSRCP came to power, the AP higher Education Department did not take measures to appoint permanent faculty in SVU and SVVU in Tirupati. Previously in SVU the then TDP government had appointed its students organisation TNSF leaders as academic consultants in various departments. The students are demanding to appoint permanent faculty to run the classes without delay of academic procedures. SVU SFI leader N Madav Krishan said, “Several times we had given representations to the then Vice-Chancellor Damodaram and another former V-C VVN Rajendra Prasad to fill the faculty vacancies on permanent basis. But the problem continues for years.