Nelakondpalli Govt degree college selected under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan scheme
The Government Degree College at the Nelakondpalli in the district will be developed under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan RUSA schemeThe RUSA is a centrally sponsored scheme CSS launched in 2013 to providing strategic funding to eligible higher educational institutions in States
Khammam: The Government Degree College at the Nelakondpalli in the district will be developed under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme. The RUSA is a centrally sponsored scheme (CSS) launched in 2013 to providing strategic funding to eligible higher educational institutions in States.
The main objective of the RUSA scheme is to improve the overall quality of institutions in the States by ensuring conformity to prescribed norms and standards and adopt accreditation as a mandatory quality assurance framework.
In the second phase of selection of colleges, the Central government selected the Nelakondapalli Government Degree College under RUSA scheme. In the year 2008, the then Congress government established the Government Degree College in Nelakondapalli with the initiative taken by then then Health Minister and Senior Congress leader Sambani Chandrashekar.
But the successive governments did not allot funds for providing infrastructure and other basic facilities in the college. At present around 150 students are studying in the college. But due to lack of basic facilities, the students studying in the College are facing with severe problems.
On Coming to know the problems the students are facing, Roads and Buildings Minister Tummala Nageswara Rao granted Rs 2.25 crores for the construction of building and for providing other facilities. The construction works of new building are going on at a brisk pace.
Former Principals the college earlier strived for bringing the college under RUSA project. They sent proposals to the State Higher Education Department urging the department to include the College under a centrally sponsored scheme, RUSA for developing the college.
They expressed the view that with the inclusion of college under RUSA scheme, adequate opportunities of higher education can be provided to SC/STs and socially and educationally backward classes and to promote inclusion of women, minorities, and differently abled persons. The Central government will sanction Rs12 crore as grant for the development of the college.