All common entrance tests in the state would be online: Srihari

Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari today stated that all common entrance tests in Telangana will be conducted online from next academic year.

Addressing a press conference at Secretariat after a high level review meeting with officials here, Srihari declared that the government will conduct all CETs online for transparency. He instructed the officials to make necessary arrangements. Telugu will be made compulsory for 1st to class Intermediate from 2018 academic year and officials are working on modalities. Telugu language will be made compulsory from Class 1 to Intermediate and officials working on to provide change of syllabus for students of other states


It was also decided in the meeting to take stringent measures against the colleges and schools violating norms and will create confidence among people on government schools and colleges. The Academic year will be rescheduled and all the government and private schools should commence classes from June 1 in view the Telangana Formation Day which falls on June 2, he said.


The deputy chief minister said the government is keen to give more importance for the games and extra curriculum activities, all the schools and other educational institutions must provide facilities and to make the arrangement for the equipment.


A committee recommended for increase of 75 per cent of salaries of contract or outsourcing staff and Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will take a call in this regard.


He expressed concern on the suicide incidents cases in the colleges and attached hostels and reiterated to take stringent measures against such institutions. We have conducted inspections and raids on 194 colleges and found more than 100 colleges lack facilities and violating norms.


Srihari appealed to the parents to avoid preferring only Narayana and Chaitanya Colleges as there are many other institutions offer better quality education. Some private colleges are falling in line to close on holidays and check high fees being collected in some institutions. About 60 to 70 per cent seats in private colleges are not filled due to false permissions given by the previous government and steps will be taken to regulate them. The managements should obtain prior permissions for colleges and hostels. The officials will offer permission in December and sanction by April every year, he added. The government will recruit Physical Education Teacher posts on contract or outsourcing basis.(NSS)