The Conference of Vice-Chancellors of Telangana State Universities was held today at Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University.  The Conference was attended by all the Vice-Chancellors and Registrars of the Universities.

The conference began with the introductory remarks by Prof. T. Papi Reddy, Chairman, TSCHE who presented an overall overview of the Higher Education scenario.  In his introductory remarks, Dr.B.Janardhan Reddy, IAS, Secretary, Education, Govt. of Telangana gave the broad highlights of the educational landscape in the State and also the brief statistics about the growth and development of the colleges and universities in Telangana.  Prof.V.Venkata Ramana, Vice-Chairman, TSCHE gave a detailed presentation about the activities of the TSCHE and the various initiatives being undertaken to improve quality access and innovation in the universities such as curriculum upgradation, increasing internship opportunities to students and setting up incubators in Universities.

 

The following Vice-Chancellors gave detailed presentations about the various activities, programs and important research and academic initiatives.

  1. Sri Arvind Kumar, IAS, Prl. Secretary to Government, Municipal Administration & Urban Development Dept., and Vice-Chancellor (I/c), Osmania University, Hyderabad and Mahatma Gandhi University, Nalgonda.

  2. Prof. A. Govardhan, Rector, JNTUH, Hyderabad

  3. Sri C. Parthasarathi, IAS, Prl. Secretary to Government, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Cooperation Dept., and Vice-Chancellor (I/c), Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad and Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad.

  4. Sri V.Anil Kumar, IAS, Commissioner, State Tax Department and Vice-Chancellor (I/c), Telangana University, Nizamabad and Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad.

  5. Sri Sandeep Kumar Sultania, IAS, Secretary to Govt., Finance Dept., & Vice-Chancellor (I/c), Sri. P.V. Narsimha Rao Telangana Veterinary University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad.

  6. Dr.B.Janardhan Reddy, IAS, Secretary to Govt., Education Dept. & Vice-Chancellor (I/c), Kakatiya University, Warangal.

  7. Sri T.Ciranjeevulu, IAS, Commissioner & Inspector General, Registration and Stamps Dept., and Vice-Chancellor (I/c), Satavahana University, Karimnagar.

  8. Sri Rahul Bojja, IAS, Commissioner of Agriculture Dept., and Vice-Chancellor (I/c), Palamuru University, Mahaboobnagar.

  9. Sri A. Ashok, IAS, Vice-Chancellor (I/c), RGUKT, Basar.

  10. Dr.V. Praveen Rao, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Jayashankar Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad.

  11. Prof.N.Kavita Daryani Rao, Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture & Fine Arts University, Hyderabad.

 

Further they interacted with the Hon’ble Governor about campus development, women education, extension and social work activities and villages adopted.  The Hon’ble Governor was highly appreciative of the Higher Education system in Telangana and said that it is hoped that State of Telangana would emerge as a “Leader” in the field.

 

Hon’ble Governor stressed the need to develop job oriented courses and also undertake improvements in making the teaching-learning process more interesting and stress free for the students.  The growing role of technology and professional courses in the Universities must be tapped to encourage more women to take up the courses and also contribute to the economic growth.  She also exhorted the Universities to expedite the opportunities of providing study opportunities to NRI students so as to tap the large potential which can be tapped by the Universities and also generate source of revenue to meet growth plans.  She also advised Universities to involve alumni to participate in the University academic and developmental activities.  The Hon’ble Governor appreciated the achievement of the Statehood of Telangana after a prolonged struggle and the great progress made in the field of Higher Education.

 

The Hon’ble Governor also mentioned that the need for inculcating amongst the students a concern for nature and encourage tree plantation and engage with the community regularly rather than intermittently.  She reminded that the faculty in the Universities should provide the concept of “Academic Social Responsibility” (ASR) so that the schemes of the Government at Central and State level can be effectively implemented and monitored by the educated persons in the society.  She also outlined the need to provide guidance, counselling and mentoring to the students to reduce stress and also give them guidance to undertake studies.  The Hon’ble Governor also gave the following suggestions to the TSCHE to be implemented:

 

  1. To promote the concept of “love and learn” and “enjoy and educate”.

  2. Strengthen libraries and encourage use of digital resources.

  3. The Universities must also concentrate on health of the students by preparing “Health Profile” of students and also develop nutritional index of the students in Telangana and also include Yoga in the curriculum.

  4. The Universities must encourage “research and development” activities and prepare a “data bank” of research papers and activities being undertaken by each University.

 

The Hon’ble Governor assured the Vice-Chancellors that the issues discussed in the meeting should be taken up positively and constantly monitored for the progress achieved.

 

A vote of thanks was proposed by Prof.R.Limbadri, Vice-Chairman, TSCHE.

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