Did not appoint VCs deliberately: CM
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Sunday revealed that his government ‘deliberately’ delayed the appointment of Vice-chancellors to universities across the State in view of the declining educational standards in institutes of higher education.
Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Sunday revealed that his government ‘deliberately’ delayed the appointment of Vice-chancellors to universities across the State in view of the declining educational standards in institutes of higher education.
- CM said he is for comprehensive overhaul of universities
- VC appointments to be made soon
- Sufficient funds will be provided to universities
In his reply to the Governor’s address in the Assembly, the Chief Minister expressed serious concern over the declining standards of the quality of education and even administration in the universities. "Varsities must be centres of excellence and generate scholars required for the development of the State.
The previous governments in united Andhra Pradesh established several universities without maintaining the standards that were laid down by the UGC. These universities are neither equipped with the required infrastructure nor have qualified staff," he said. "It is unfortunate that universities are turning into the hubs of beef festivals, kiss festivals and political activity.
The rise in the number of such activities is not a good sign of the functioning of universities," the Chief Minister averred. Stating that a Search Committee has been appointed to finalise the names for VCs for the universities, the Chief Minister assured that sufficient funds would be provided to strengthen the institutions.
He said mushrooming of B Ed, D Ed and Engineering Colleges was also a big worry for him as there was a necessity to establish professional educational institutions that can groom students employable and industry-ready. "Lakhs of students are coming out of these institutions every year, but they fail to get a job due to lack of skills," he said and accused the previous governments of being responsible for the present status of the education system in the state.