Education Schemes for BCs in Bangaru Telangana

Education Schemes for BCs in Bangaru Telangana
Highlights

BC Hostels are maintained to provide free boarding and lodging to the students belonging to the Backward Classes, enabling them to pursue their Pre-Metric studies. At present, there are 485 Govt. B.C. hostels, (375 hostels for boys and 110 hostels for girls).

Education Schemes for Backward Classes (BCs)

Hostels

BC Hostels are maintained to provide free boarding and lodging to the students belonging to the Backward Classes, enabling them to pursue their Pre-Metric studies. At present, there are 485 Govt. B.C. hostels, (375 hostels for boys and 110 hostels for girls). A total strength of 43,478 boarders is in the B.C. hostels during 2015-16 (32639 Boys and 10839 Girls). The results of the X Class students in B.C. Welfare Hostels is 79% for the year 2014-15 as against the state average passing percentage of 77%. There are 247 College hostels are functioning in Telangana State (123 Boys Hostels and 124 Girls) with a total strength of 19535 (11108 Boys and 8427 Girls) in the year 2015-16.

Residential Schools:

Apart from the hostels, the government runs residential schools for the B.C. students from 5th class to 10th class. There are 22 B.C. Residential Schools (13 for Boys and 9 for Girls) with a total strength of 8530 (5642 Boys and 2888 Girls) students for the year 2015-16. The passing percentage of the X class students in residential schools was 95.42% for the year 2014-15.

College Hostels

To promote higher education among BC Girls and Boys, Government has issued orders for establishing one hostel for girls and one hostel for boys for each Assembly Constituency. There are 247 college hostels functioning the State (123 Boys Hostels and 124 Girls) with a total strength of 19,535 (11108 Boys and 8427 Girls) during the year 2015-16.

Post-Matric Scholarships and Reimbursement of Tuition Fee to BC students

The government is implementing the Post-Matric Scholarships and Reimbursement of Tuition fee scheme to eligible BC students to pursue higher education. 6.84 lakh BC students have sanctioned Post Matric Scholarships and Reimbursement of Tuition Fee during the year 2014-15. Scholarship and reimbursement of tuition fee registrations for 2015-16 are under process.

Admission of Meritorious students into Corporate Junior Colleges:

The scheme is meant for BC and EBC students who got 400 and above marks in the 10th class exams for Residential admission into Corporate Colleges into the Intermediate course. Only students studying in Government Mandal, Municipal / Aided schools and boarders of Government Hostels are eligible. The maximum Reimbursement fee under the scheme is Rs.38,000 per annum per student includes books, material, mess and other maintenance charges. An amount of Rs.3000 towards pocket allowance and maintenance charges, to the students. The total allocation of BC and EBC seats for Telangana is 450.

MTF to Students Studying in the Other States

The government permitted to extend the benefit of MTF Scholarship to students of studying in other states in the 186 Premier Institutions like IIT’s, NIT’s, IIM’s, etc., recognized by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. Total number students permitted for MTF in the above institutions are 1355 (in which year)

Study Circles for BCs

There are 10 BC Study Circles functioning in the Telangana State providing free coaching facilities to eligible BC unemployed graduates and postgraduates, who are appearing for various competitive examinations. In total 1200 students were given training during the year 2015-16.

Reimbursement of Tuition Fee to EBC students.

The government has been implementing the scheme of Reimbursement of tuition fees for EBCs on saturation basis on par with BCs. 94,409 EBC students were sanctioned Reimbursement of Tuition Fee during the year 2014-15. Reimbursement of Tuition Fee registrations for 2015-16 is under process.

Education Schemes for Minorities Welfare

The minorities Viz. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Parsees constitute 14% of the total population of Telangana. The basic problem of minorities is socio-economic and educational backwardness. In order to overcome this problem, the state government has formulated few schemes for the development of minorities. The Government of Telangana has its emphasis on holistic Welfare and development of Minorities. Education is one of the prime areas on which government is concentrating.

Provision of Scholarships:

The government has sanctioned Post Metric Scholarships (RTF) with an amount of Rs.102.41 Crores and an amount of Rs.50.00 Crores towards (MTF).

Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Minorities

  • The Government of Telangana introduced a new scheme of “Chief Minister’s Overseas Study Scheme For Minorities” for pursuing Higher Studies in Post Graduate Courses in Foreign Universities from the year 2015-16.
  • 513Candidates registered in online for grant of scholarship / financial assistance for pursuing PG/Doctoral Courses in Foreign Universities for the year 2015-16, out of which 210 candidates are shortlisted for sanction of Financial Assistance.

Centre For Educational Development of Minorities:

The government has identified Osmania University as the nodal agency to implement projects for the educational development of minorities in the State. The Osmania University has established the Centre for Educational Development of Minorities (CEDM) at Nizam College in 1994.

The Centre for Educational Development for Minorities is implementing the following three major projects sponsored by the state government.

An integrated project on improving the classroom performance of school children belonging to minorities.

  • Providing free special coaching in core subjects–Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Biology, English and Telugu / Social Studies to X class Urdu/Telugu medium minority students at 71 centres in 9 districts of Telangana Viz. Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Medak, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda. No. of beneficiaries are 2,896.
  • Providing free workbooks and question banks to X class Urdu medium coaching and non-coaching students in all districts. No. of beneficiaries are 7,000.
  • The pass percentage of coached students in SSC-2015 is 63%.

A comprehensive project on improving the participation and performance of minority candidates seeking competitive examinations.

  • Free Coaching and study material to admission seeking courses Viz. POLYCET, EAMCET, DEECET, ICET, EdCET, etc in Hyderabad and other minority concentrated districts in the State. A number of beneficiaries are 2,713.

Chamak Scheme: Free coaching to minorities for job seeking competitive examinations

  • Provides free coaching and study material to job-seeking competitive examinations Viz. UPSC Civil Services (Prelims), TSPSC Group I, II & IV examinations, NET, DSC, TET, VRO/VRA Police recruitment, Banking services, etc. Beneficiaries: 62
  • 100 minority candidates are being sponsored to Hyderabad Study Circle for Civil Services (Prelims) Examination during 2015.An amount of Rs.300.00 lakhs has been sanctioned for implementation of the above schemes for the year 2015-16.

Preserving/promotion of Urdu language:

Urdu Academy is implementing the Schemes viz., financial assistance to publication of Urdu manuscripts, maintenance of Urdu libraries, promotion of Urdu news agencies, Urdu periodicals, Urdu writers & journalists etc.,

Announcement of a few awards like- Maqdoom award, lifetime achievement award, Moulana Abul Kalam Azad National Award, best Urdu teachers award, best Urdu students award, awards on printed Urdu books, printing of rare Urdu books, Urdu textbooks, Qaumi Zaban ( monthly magazine of Urdu Academy),

Providing infrastructure facilities to Urdu schools. Under this scheme, an amount of Rs.458.39 lakhs is sanctioned for the year 2014-15.

Vocational training in Urdu computer education

The Urdu Academy has run 36 Computer Training Centres and 36 Urdu Libraries. The Computer Training Centres have been recognized by the A.P. State board of Technical Education. The duration of this course is 6 months. The intake capacity of each of computer centres is 70 students.

Under this scheme, an amount of Rs.339.13 lakhs is sanctioned for the year 2014-15. The said amount has been utilized towards Salaries to Staff members and paid rents to buildings, electricity bills, Newspaper & Periodicals bill & etc., expenses and Purchase of Computers Systems for smoothly running the above centres.

Dairatul Maarifil Osmania: Research Programme for the financial year 2015-16

The Literary Committee of the Institution has selected 8 rare classic manuscripts for research and editing work, which is being printed in the financial year 2015-16.

Outlook

Government is keen to implement free KG to PG education in the State. State government is moving with a vision to reach 100 percent literacy rate in the State. Introducing Sanna Biyyam in school and college hostels reflects, the (drukpadham) of the government to improve the quality of food intake and to improve the student enrollment in schools. As a part of Mission Bhageeradha, all the schools and colleges will be provided with sufficient water facilities well within the school and colleges premises’ and under Swacch Bharath and Swacch Telanagana mission, all schools and colleges will be covered with 100 percent sanitation facilities.

G.Rajendera Kumar

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