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Reliance offers to setup educational institution in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Reliance Industries Limited have offered to invest Rs. 10000 crore for setting up educational institution from LKG to PG including Medicine and Engineering courses. The company has requested Govt. of Telangana to allot one thousand acres of land at concessional rates for this purpose. The company has put a condition that all the admissions would be made on merit basis without following reservation policy.

It may be mentioned that IT Minister, Mr. KT Rama Rao had visited Mumbai with a request to the corporate institutions to setup educational institutions in the State. He had convened a meeting of the officials of education Dept. to sort out the details and to review rules and regulations.

Govt. of Telangana is reviewing the proposal put forth by Reliance Industries Limited. It has proposed three different units consisting schools, colleges and Universities. The university will be established on the lines of Stanford University of America.

It is understood that there was difference of opinion among the officials of Education Dept. A conclusion has been arrived at that in case any institution is availing of facilities from the Govt., it is not binding on it to follow the reservation system. However, if the institutions avails of any grant or other facilities, implementation of reservation policy becomes essential whereas Reliance Company has announced that it would give admissions to the students purely on merit basis. Mr. KTR has instructed the officials to prepare strategies for admissions without reservations.

–Siasat News