Kadiam's Talks With Colleges Lead To Breakthrough
Talks between private colleges and educational institutions and the Telangana government today saw a major breakthrough.
Hyderabad | 19th February 2018
Talks between private colleges and educational institutions and the state government today saw a major breakthrough.
With Deputy Chief Minister (and Minister of Education) K Srihari promising to resolve the issues brought up by the (Junior, Degree and PG) private colleges' JAC, the colleges decided to cooperate with the government to conduct examinations as per the schedule.
At a meeting with the JAC, Srihari assured them that all their problems would be addressed in just 15 days through another round of meetings with the officials.
The private colleges sought the release of Rs 400 crores towards fee reimbursement, permission to fill the remaining seats under spot admissions and permission to hike the fees by 10% every year, among others.
Sunder Raju, President of the Degree and PG Colleges' Managements Association, and other leaders like Parameshwar, Prakash and Srinivas told media persons that they were ready to go ahead with the government's schedule.
"Since the Deputy Chief Minister himself gave an assurance that all the issues would be addressed, we will cooperate for the smooth conduct of examinations at all levels. The government appealed to the managements of colleges to cooperate with it to avoid students losing a year in case of the colleges boycotting examinations, and we decided to heed to it," they said.
Sidheshwar, another member of the association, said that Srihari had agreed to increases in the tuition fees by 50% every year against the norm of 40%.
Telangana Recognised Schools' Managements Association president Srinivas Reddy said that he had sought a one-time renewal of the permission instead of having to have permissions renewed every year in permanent buildings. The association promised to give their buildings for conducting the examinations.
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