EFLU student leaders demand 20 pc seat quota for locals
Hyderabad: Leaders of various student organisations of English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) on Wednesday met Deputy Chief Minister Damodara ...
Hyderabad: Leaders of various student organisations of English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) on Wednesday met Deputy Chief Minister Damodara Rajanarasimha and submitted a representation demanding establishment of independent EFLU Campus in Telangana and reservation of 20 per cent seats to students from the region. As both EFLU Malappuram, Kerala and EFLU Shillong, Meghalaya are going to have their independent campuses with proper facilities, the members urged the Deputy Chief Minister to provide about 300 acres land for its main campus in Telangana. They alleged that the EFLU administration cancelled the construction of EFLU main campus in Pochampally, Nalgonda District and returned the land to the government following proposed campus in Vizag. Citing NALSAR University (National Academy of Legal Studies and Research), which is devising a reservation policy as per which 20 per cent of the seats are reserved for locals, the leaders demanded local quota for students who hail from the region. The leaders, in the representation, said that the region was lagging behind other regions in terms of opportunities for higher education which hampers the chances of the people of the region to get a global exposure. They stated that the EFLU, was the brainchild of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. Although the institute was established 50 years ago, it does not have a full-fledged campus with the necessary infrastructure and the facilities. The campus has been functioning in the leased land of Osmania University, stated in the representation. Leaders of Telangana Students' Association (TSA), Dalit Aadivasi Bahujan and Minority Students' Association (DABMSA), Students' Islamic Organization of India (SIO) and others were present.