In view of the prevailing issues in the state capital, the Telangana Deputy chief minister and the minister for education Mr. Kadiam Srihari, conducted a review meeting with vice-chancellors and registrars of the universities before the commencement of the academic year.
It has been reported that the Education minister expressed his dissatisfaction over the functioning of the universities during the meet. It was learned that Mr. Srihari directed all the university officials to curb ragging and drug abuse in universities campuses.
Recently, some of the universities in Telangana viz., Kakatiya and Satavahana universities made headlines for faulty valuation of answer sheets. Students of these universities also made protests alleging that the faculty members favored their family members in awarding internal marks. In another instance, a memorandum of marks issued by the Kakatiya university for an undergraduate student went viral in the social media as the university awarded 105 marks for a subject in which the maximum marks that can be given is 100!
Sources said that the Deputy chief minister took notice of all the controversies surrounding the universities and directed the registrars to provide quality education with priority on research oriented study.
Also, the minister informed that the TS government has sanctioned Rs 450 crores for the filling of 1,550 vacant teaching posts.