Talks between private colleges and educational institutions and the State government today got a major breakthrough. With Deputy Chief Minister (Education) K Sirhari promising to resolve the issues related the private colleges JAC (Junior, degree and PG) including minorities and schools came forward to cooperate with the government to conduct examinations as per schedule.
At a meeting with the JAC and association Srihari assured them of addressing all their problems in just 15 days by conducting another round of meeting with the officials. The private colleges sought release of Rs 400 cr towards fees reimbursement under special account of non professional colleges and allocation of funds in budget, permission to fill the remaining seats under spot admission, permission to hike 10 per cent fee every year, decision of common fees structures in the wake of Dost scheme.
Sunder Raju President of Degree and PG Colleges Managements Association and other leaders like Parameshwar, Prakash and Srinivas told media persons that they are ready to go with the government schedule. Since the deputy chief minister gave assurance to address all the issues we will cooperate for smooth conduct of examinations at all levels they said. Sidheshwar another member of the association said that Srihari agreed to increase tuition fee by 50 per cent every year against the norms of hiking it by 40 per cent.
The government appealed to the managements of colleges to cooperate with it to avoid the problem of year loss to the students in case of boycotting the examinations he said. Telangana recognised schools managements association president Srinivas Reddy said that he sought one time renewal of permission instead of every year in permanent buildings. Besides giving permission to schools to convert to English medium from Telugu medium, Srihari assured of addressing any other issues, he said. The association promised to give their buildings for conducting the examinations. (NSS)