Telugu University branch: Destiny undefined
Telugu University Branch: Destiny Undefined. With the proposal to shift the Telugu University to Rajahmundry, the fate of Telugu University branch in History and Archaeology at Srisailam has been hanging in balance.
Hyderabad: With the proposal to shift the Telugu University to Rajahmundry, the fate of Telugu University branch in History and Archaeology at Srisailam has been hanging in balance. According to sources, a sophisticated meeting of the Potti Sriramulu Telugu University at Hyderabad on Wednesday travelled around the possibility of shifting the University and its branches to Rajahmundry.
Nevertheless, a sharp reaction has immediately come from the litterateurs and educationists of the History Peetham at Srisailam who have been intimately following the activities. They said the fortitude of the university was watered down by the professors of the university from time to time.
With the state bifurcation, the branch located at Warangal may go with the successor state and also the name may be changed due to the Prefix it has. In the past, the Srisailam branch was tried to shift to Hyderabad, which received a strong opposition from the local bodies. Also, there was a proposal to shift the branch to Kurnool which didn’t receive much opposition as in the previous case.
Due to the ongoing state bifurcation, now, the issue may attain the importance once again. It is worth mentioning here that in 1987, the late Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N.T. Rama Rao, had envisaged the Telugu university to be located at Srisailam to offer courses in ancient studies. However, as many as three branches have been proposed by the bureaucratic professors - the folk arts at Warangal, Telugu Peetham at Rajahmundry and history at Srisailam. Nevertheless, the head quarters of the University were located at Hyderabad.