529 Gurukuls opened in last two years: Kadiam

Reiterating that the TRS government was committed to provide quality and affordable education to all sections, Deputy Chief Minister Education Kadiyam Srihari today said 529 residential institutions were opened during the last two years as part of the KG-to-PG education policy.

Replying to a question by TDP MLA R. Krishnaiah, in the Assembly on Tuesday, the Education Minister made it clear that the State government was taking all possible measures for ensuing quality education in the State and a BC residential school in every Assembly constituency will be opened during the 2017-18 academic year. To strengthen the education system, the government will be introducing playschools, nursery and Kindergarten classes in Anganwadi centers and they will be synchronized with primary schools, wherever space was not a constraint, he said.

The Deputy Chief Minister also said a special meeting would be convened with Roads & Buildings, Women & Child Welfare departments to discuss the modalities for improving the standard of education. Besides, efforts were being made to set up one PG center in every constituency headquarters. He said six government junior colleges and nine government degree colleges commenced operations in the State since 2014. Availability of funds was never a factor and not a single government junior college or degree colleges was closed for lack of funds, he asserted. Clarifying further, the Education Minister said no private vocational junior college management approached the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education for closure since 2014-15, pointed out.

On the measures taken to improve the results of State in NEET, Srihari said meritorious students studying in government and residential junior colleges were identified. Subject-wise special coaching classes were conducted to improve their results in NEET and other competitive examinations, he added. (NSS)