Academic year on June 1
Deputy Chief Minister, Kadiam Srihari has said that all common entrance tests will be conducted online from next academic year. He directed officials to submit a report of roadmap by Dec 10 and Academic year will be started from June 1. Telugu will be made compulsory from first to Intermediate level next academic year. He told this to media persons at Secretariat after a high level review meeting with officials here. The meeting decided to take stringent measures against the colleges and schools for violating rules besides creating confidence among people on government schools and colleges. 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 adding that games and extra curriculum activities will get priority, all the schools and other educational institutions make arrangements for facilities. Committee gave its report and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will take a call on increasing salaries for contract or outsourcing staff and officials working on to provide change of syllabus for students of other states. Officials conducted inspections and raids on 194 colleges and found more than 100 colleges were asked to take steps provide facilities. Universities will fill up posts and no decision on private varsities he said. The parents should avoid preferring only Narayana and Chaitanya Colleges and can admit students to other institutions offering better quality education.
The government did not take action on such colleges as it will have adverse effect on about 50000 students. He said that previous governments gave permissions to more colleges and about 60 to 70 per cent seats are not being filled up. The officials will take steps to set them right he said and asked the managements to take permissions for colleges and hostels on time and get permission in December and sanction by April every year. The government will recruit Physical Education Teacher posts on contract or outsourcing basis he said.