Telangana Engineering Colleges to begin classes on August 17- Chief Minister. The academic year for engineering courses in Telangana will start from August 17 and that a final decision will be taken on the opening of schools in the State, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao announced. As per an official release of the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), Rao held an extended meeting with officials here at Pragati Bhavan on issues related to the education sector in the wake of coronavirus spread and discussed the ways to strengthen the government educational institutions in the State. In the meeting, Chief Minister Rao announced various decisions which were taken for the education sector in the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic.
The government was also preparing the schedule for combined entrance tests to ensure that students did not lose a precious academic year, he said. Stating that the government would soon take a decision on reopening of schools in the State, he said this would be based on the Central government’s stance on the issue and also on the decision taken by other States in this regard.
Declaring that the State government was keen on cleansing the existing academic system and was determined to strengthen government educational institutions, the Chief Minister pointed out that the ongoing robbery in the name of offering quality education would only stop with improvement in teaching standards at the government educational institutions.
He further said that the state has decided to follow the UGC and AICTE guidelines to conduct exams to a degree, PG, Engineering final year students, while other course students would be promoted to the next class without any exams. Chief Minister Rao announced a long-term strategy being prepared and executed to strengthen the government institutes in the state. He proposed to do this by totally cleaning the education system. “If the government educational institutions are strengthened, people will get the benefit and there will be a full stop of any exploitation in the sector,” said KCR.
The chief minister has urged the administration to conduct a workshop on the present situation of government schools, colleges and other government educational institutions. They must include the measures to be taken to make them greater and to upgrade the standards of education in the state. He instructed the officials to conduct a meeting with educationists and experts to get their opinions.
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