In Karnataka, the retirement age has been advanced to 60 years.
So my dad and other people of his age who had to retire the next year can continue to work for some more time. Shortage of skilled labor in other areas, I guess ?
Although my dad is happy that he can keep himself occupied, he is concerned like the college authorities. He told me the college could not find anyone who could teach Electronics course for +2 students. He has to take the Electronics Course.
The BSc Electronics Guys, it seems, are not even applying. For CS courses, a fresher from an Engineering College offered to teach the +2 students but this guy may not be around after sometime as they could get better prospects and opportunities.
The sad state is that the quality of teachers could go down. Many students can study on their own, but some people need a push to study and understand things.
Moreover guest lecturers don't take a very good commitment. If the going gets tough/boring, they can escape.