The state government has unveiled an ambitious project in which about 500 schools would be provided with computers. The government has realized the importance of computer education and hence it is stressing the importance of English as a medium of education in government schools too.
The new project would be implemented in a phased manner. The central government is likely to grant 500 crores for this project. In the initial phase select schools would be given computers and also provided with UPS, LAN and other facilities.
The pilot project is underway in 23 schools and in another 10 schools the project is being implemented with funding from the Indo-American Foundation. Azim Premji Foundation is also coming forward to assist in this scheme.
The project will be implemented in the BOOT (Build Own, Operate, and Transfer). So far NIT and Microsoft have imparted computer education to over 26,000 school students.
Focus on city schools improvement to counter Corporate schools: TDP to govt
2011/6/14 10:30:39 The Telugu Desam Party on Tuesday urged the state government to spend a major portion of the Rs 2000 crore earmarked for the ‘Education Fortnight’ on improving basic amenities in existing schools in the major cities to counter the Corporate schools’ public relations blitz which entices parents.
Talking to INN, Telugu Desam Party Floor Leader in the Greater Hyderabad Corporation Singi Reddy Srinivas Reddy said that the Corporate Schools successfully target even those parents who cannot afford to pay the high fees demanded by them since the government schools in the cities lack adequate amenities.
“The absence of Corporate Schools in rural areas means that the parents have no option other than government schools. However, in the cities, the Corporate Schools take advantage of the lack of facilities and amenities in government schools and are able to entice the parents. This is leading to commercialisation of education, forcing the parents to even take loans just to see their children have the best,” the TDP leader said.
Mr Singi Reddy urged the government to provide proper facilities in government schools so that not only the dropout rate increases, but the parents have an alternative.
Citing the example of Hyderabad, the TDP leader said that about 70 per cent of the 181 Government High Schools and 822 Government Primary Schools lack even toilet facilities, he said.
Besides this, more than 55 per cent of the schools lack even proper drinking water facility, the TDP leader added.
“More than 60 per cent of these schools are housed in private buildings and only 20 per cent of these have space for a playground. Besides, these schools lack proper furniture or faculty,” Mr Singi Reddy pointed out and said that no parent would be willing to risk his child’s future in such a school.
“Besides this, the government’s indifferent attitude in appreciating students of government schools who perform well also is a major hindrance towards attracting the parents,” the TDP leader pointed out.
He cited the recent example where a function was organised at Ravindra Bharati but the Chief Minister was not able to attend due to some other engagement. “This has a telling effect on the parents who are looking at options for their wards’ education,” he said.
The Corporate schools are able to project their bright students, but the government is either unwilling or unable to do so, he added. (INN)
Committed to providing infrastructure to govt schools: Aruna
2011/8/9 16:09:50 The state government is committed to provide all necessary infrastructures to all government schools on par with private schools, said Minister for Information and Public Relations Department DK Aruna on Tuesday.
She was speaking after laying foundation stones for construction of Zilla Parishad High school new building at Anathapur, Yelkoor and Amaravai villages in Gadwal constituency in Mahabubnagar district on Tuesday.
Ms Aruna further said that the Government schools will also be provided teaching staff full strength to improve education standard and exhorted the teachers to work hard in giving quality education to students for their bright future.
The Minister emphasised that not even a single child should be left from the school to increase the literacy rate. The Government has sanctioned new high school buildings wherever required, she said.
Ms Aruna also said that education is the only way to get comprehensive development and upliftment of society.
“During last seven years the Government has appointed adequate teachers in the schools and in addition to that, qualified volunteers also appointed wherever vacancies of teachers,” the Minister said.
She called upon the students to avail opportunities being extending by the government.
The RDO Narayanareddy, Market Committee Chairman Gaddem Krishnareddy, participated in the programme.(INN)
The Telangana Private Schools Managements Association on Tuesday announced that the private schools would open from Tuesday.
Talking to media persons at TRS Bhavan, Association president K Papi Reddy said that in the interest of students and parents and to save a valuable academic year, it has been decided to re-open the classes from Tuesday onwards
However, Papi Reddy claimed that the private school managements have not cow down to warnings issued by the government. He said that the decision to re-open the schools was taken purely to respect the concerns of parents towards their children's career. He said that the agitation for Telangana statehood would be continued till the Centre announces its decision.
Stating the students lost only 12 days due to employeesâ€™ general strike, he said the remaining syllabus would be completed in holidays by conducting additional classes. He thanked the parents and others for supporting their agitation. It may be mentioned that the State Government had earlier warned the private schools managements of de-recognition if they do not reopen immediately. (INN)
2011/10/22 7:45:18 An advertising company official watched pornographic videos on his computer, little realising that the computer was linked to a huge LED screen put up in a crowded street in a Chinese town.
The pornographic video clips appeared on the advertising screen in Ouwa town in eastern Zhejiang province for over 10 minutes Wednesday evening.
The employee admitted that he watched the videos on a computer, but didn't know that computer was linked with the large LED screen, reported Shanghai Daily citing City Express.
Police said the employee will be punished for "disturbing public order".
An official said it was difficult to monitor advertisements on LED screens. (IANS)
2011/9/5 10:04:51 Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu called upon the teachers to play a pivotal role in establishing a value-based society.
Talking to media persons after felicitating the Best Teachers on the occasion of Teachers Day at NTR Trust Bhavan here on Monday, Naidu said the eradication of poverty and value-based society was possible only with teachers. He stressed the importance of teachers in making the society free of all evils, including corruption.
Claiming that during nine year rule of TDP, the education sector made tremendous strides in the State, Naidu expressed serious concern over the indifferent attitude of state government towards education by ignoring primary issues like filling up of vacant teacher posts. Nearly 70,000 teacher posts are lying vacant and many government schools in the state have no proper infrastructure facilities even after beginning of academic sessions. The universities in the state are also facing shortage of faculty members and teaching staff.
Naidu said the government should provide adequate infrastructure to all government schools in order to make them compete with the private schools. He also demanded that the government fill all vacant posts. He also criticized the government for appointing some non-meritorious people as the Vice-Chancellors of universities. (INN)
Thieves strike at Secretariat again, computer with valuable data stolen
2011/8/2 16:04:15 Within a span of 25 days a second theft occurred in the Secretariat.
This time another computer from the Finance Department was stolen here on Sunday.
Despite high security around and main gates also well guarded including the D Block entrance, the burglars seem to have had a free run in carrying away another computer which had valuable data stored in it.
The police is said to have raised their hands and have doing nothing in the matter.
Officials were concerned over the incident as one computer preserved data in respect of Department Information and another computer preserved details of rules of Finance Department and list of staff against whom disciplinary action has to be initiated.
The police said that the cooperation from the staff was scarce in tracking down the culprits.
There was 24-hour security with 245 special staff, two companies of armed forces and 10 to 15 Law and Order surveillance cameras operational in the Secretariat. Still the thefts have not stopped.
Finance Department Section Officer Venkateshwarulu has filed the complaint to the Saifabad police station on Monday evening.(INN)
2011/5/30 14:51:14 To mark the occasion of World No Tobacco Day, a multi-faceted website on tobacco control (www.ctchp.org) was launched by Health Minister DL Ravindra Reddy on Monday.
Titled as Centre for Tobacco Control and Health Promotion, the website is first of its kind on tobacco control in India that comprehensively offers training, resources and research evidence with regard to tobacco control.
It also aims to strengthen the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP), through building capacity of human resources involved in tobacco control at state level, by offering online short term courses on tobacco control which is available for working health professionals, law enforcement officers, legal professionals, administrators and journalists.
The short term on line courses have also been launched by PHFI under Project STEPS on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day, this year. These short courses have been tailored to Indian scenario while bringing international experience and knowledge to India. Faculty on the course includes various national and International tobacco control experts.
In the current batch, about 70 students have enrolled in these online courses. These include Health professionals, Law enforcers, Administrators, and Legal practitioner. The State Government of Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat have sponsored 24 Government officials to for different courses.
The Project STEPS was launched by Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in 2009, partnering with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Through various innovative interventions and inter-departmental coordination at state level, Project STEPS aims to reduce the health burden of tobacco through evidence based economic and policy research, advocacy, community based cessation strategies, media interventions and multi-level tobacco control initiatives in India.
Project STEPS covers about 2.23 crore population in six districts of Andhra Pradesh i.e. Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, Mahabubnagar, Karimnagar, Kunool and Prakasam. In Gujarat, it covers about 1.81 crore population in Anand, Rajkot, Kheda, Banaskantha, Surat and Tapi districts. Under the project, one thousand schools have been targeted to cover under the project where life skill education on tobacco control will be a part of school intervention strategy.
It will reach to 1.6 lakh students and train four thousands teachers on tobacco control curriculum. It is building a tobacco cessation model, which will be supported by 1389 trained medical officers and 6178 trained para-medical health service providers, nurses and ANMs in both the states.
Till date, about four hundred central, state and district Government officials and civil society representatives from both the states have been sensitized on tobacco control issues and strategies to facilitate effective implementation of the NTCP and tobacco control legislation. Indian Language Print Media involvement is the next activity scheduled at state level under project.
2011/11/19 23:06:18 The State Government has decided to change the syllabus for the intermediate education from the next academic year.
This was announced by Secondary Education Minister K Paratha Saradhi after he held a review meeting with the senior officials at the State Secretariat here on Saturday. According to the minister, the change was aimed at synchronising the State syllabus with the Centre. He said the new syllabus would be ready by this December end and English text books would also be published.
Paratha Saradhi said that the once the printing of English text books is over, the same would be translated in Telugu. He assured that the text books of new syllabus would be ready before the beginning of the next academic year.
The Minister also announced that RIO posts in Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam and Ranga Reddy would be filled soon and the proposal is being sent to the State Cabinet for approval. Further, efforts are also being made to regularise the services of teachers working with aided schools by the next academic year.
The State Government is also aiming to improve the teaching standards in the government-run schools, the minister said adding that three schools would be set up each mandal in the State. (INN)
CM erred, AP at bottom of country’s literacy rate: JP
2011/6/14 16:08:32 Andhra Pradesh lags behind not merely the other States in South India but the entire country in the literacy rate, said Lok Lok Satta Party president Jayaprakash Narayan on Tuesday, correcting Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy’s statement on Monday.
Launching the ‘Education Fortnight’ on June 13, the Chief Minister had said that he was ashamed to admit that Andhra Pradesh lagged behind all other States in South India.
Dr Narayan said that Andhra Pradesh lags behind all the large States and is competing with Jharkhand for the bottom of the literacy ladder.
The LSP chief visited two schools in Kukatpally constituency which he represents in the Assembly today, following their reopening after the summer vacation.
Talking to media persons later, Dr Narayan said schools continued to be in a pathetic state because the Government does not have the political will to improve education, although funds are not a constraint.
The State is likely to spend only Rs 700 crore of the Rs 1800 crore available for improving infrastructure under Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and Madhyamika Siksha Abhiyan this year, he said.
The former IAS officer pointed out that the State Government spent nearly Rs 15000 crore on primary and secondary education every year, incurring an expenditure of Rs 15000 on every student. Yet, most schools do not have basic amenities, he said.
The Government primary and high schools for girls (located in the same compound in Kukatpally), which the MLA visited today, have nearly 1000 students on their rolls. Yet the schools do not have adequate number of teachers, a playground or drinking water.
Dr Narayan said that the poorest of the poor, mostly from illiterate families, attended Government schools.
Seven years after education, 25 per cent of students cannot read a paragraph in Telugu and 75 percent cannot do a simple division. Absence of adequate number of teachers, class-rooms and other infrastructure are responsible for the parlous state of Government schools.
“Teachers are not to blame; if there is one section in society which is not tainted by corruption, it is teachers.”
With a view to remedying the situation, the former bureaucrat said that he has enlisted the services of volunteers to supplement teachers’ efforts in coaching children. As a result, the percentage of passes in the tenth class went up this year. The Government is implementing a Rs 5.5-crore plan, drawn up by Lok Satta Party activists with the assistance of volunteers, to improve schools in the constituency.
Dr Narayan praised N Seshagiri Rao and other volunteers for undertaking the school improvement project.(INN)
2011/10/13 6:20:02 Parents' Committee has met Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy a short while ago to appeal him to run the schools and colleges. CM assured them of taking necessary steps. Later, speaking to media, they said if the TJAC won't spare their children from the agitations before 16th of October, then they will be obliged to declare their action plan. They appealed the TJAC leaders Prof. Kodhandaram and KCR to let the children go to schools and the parents are ready to join the agitation for Telangana cause.
The parents complained that at least 40 working days have been lost during this academic year due to the Telangana agitation. They feared that lakhs of students would lose one full academic year if the strike continues. They said that the students would be forced to take mental strain to cover up the syllabus which could not be completed during the strike period.
The parents demanded that the Chief Minister issue directions to the managements of schools and colleges for immediate re-opening of their institutions. They said the government and officials concerned could not remain silent when lakhs of students are on the verge of losing their academic year. They wanted the institutions to be re-opened under tight police security.
The Chief Minister informed the parents that he has already appealed to the TJAC to withdraw the general strike which has been affecting the students' community and parents' alike. He assured them that the State Government would take all measures to provide security to the schools which are re-opening.
Earlier, the Greater Hyderabad Schools Parents Association has appealed to the Telangana Joint Action Committee to exempt educational institutions from the general strike. They also questioned the TJAC on how it could insist for closure of schools when shopping malls, cinema theatres and wine shops are functioning normally. Stating that they were not against the formation of Telangana, they asked the TJAC not to play with the future and lives of lakhs of students in the region. (INN)
Free rail travel extended for girl graduation students
2011/6/14 9:59:02 The Ministry for Railway on Tuesday announced that it has extended the free monthly season tickets for rail travel to girls pursuing professional/vocational courses up to graduation.
As per the existing provisions, girl students up to Graduation level are eligible for free Monthly Season Tickets (MSTs) for travel between stations serving their school/college to residence.
As announced by the Railway Minister during discussion on Railway Budget 2011-12, it has been decided to extend the above mentioned concession to girl students who are pursuing professional/vocational courses also up to the level of graduation.
This will include courses like MBBS, BE, B Tech, BBA, BCA etc.
There will be no change in other terms and conditions, including the eligibility/entitlement of free MSTs to boy students.
This concession will be admissible on MSTs purchased on and after July 1, 2011.(INN)
2011/10/15 15:38:16 Telangana Employee's Union leader Swami Goud addressing the employees in Mehboob Nagar has accused the state Government of planning to kill him during the general strike. He said, earlier also the government has made an attempt on his life but he escaped from it with the help of Telangana people. He said he is not afraid of such threats as long he has 4 crore Telangana people blessings and support for him.
He said some parents associations are demanding to open the schools to safeguard the interests of the children. But, in fact they are 'Rental-Parents-Associations' working to safeguard the interests of some leaders and not children. He said schools in Telangana will not be allowed to open until Telangana declared and he assured the day is not far. He asked the people to stay united and fight until Telangana state is formed.
2011/10/16 11:45:20 Citing pressure from the parents demanding re-opening of schools, the Telangana Teachers Joint Action Committee on Sunday decided to call off their agitation.
Talking to media persons, the Teachers JAC members said that they have decided to call off their 34 days agitation in the interests of students and to protect their academic year. However, the Teachers JAC leaders said that they would continue their agitation for statehood by attending to their duties.
The JAC leaders said that the teachers would attend classes and finish the syllabus on time to ensure that the academic year is not lost. However, the teachers would not sign in the attendance register and not take their salaries until the government invite them for talks, they said.
Meanwhile, Minister for Secondary Education K Parthasarathy hailed the decision of Teachers JAC to call off the agitation. He said the teachers took a right decision of attending classes while respecting the frequent appeals of anxious parents. He said that the government would respond positively to solve the profession-related problems of teachers.
Earlier, the Minister warned the government teachers of severe action if they did not attend to their duties. He also warned the managements of private schools that the government would cancel their recognition if they did not re-open immediately. (INN)
2011/10/13 10:33:42 The talks between the striking employees of Telangana Teachers and Lecturers Joint Action Committee and the State Government has failed with the employees alleging that the atmosphere was not conducive for talks.
Emerging out of talks with the State Government at the State Secretariat here on Thursday, the JAC members said that they would continue their agitation until the government announces a decision on formation of Telangana state. The JAC also demanded that the government lift all police cases foisted against the striking employees and scrap GO No 177.
Holding talks with the JAC members, Minister for Higher Education K Parthasarathy appealed to the teachers to call off agitation and open the schools as parents are worried about career of their children. He asked the managements of educational institutions to open the schools and colleges considering the interests of studentsâ€™ community and valuable academic year.
The Minister made it clear that the issue of Telangana state formation was not into the hands of state government and decision has to be taken by the Centre. He said that the government would consider their demands if they withdraw general strike and join duties immediately.
However, the JAC members did not agree to government's pre-condition of joining duties and decided to continue with the agitation.
Later talking to reporters, the Minister warned of serious action if the striking unions oppose teachers who are ready to join their duties. He said the regularization of apprentice teachersâ€™ services, who participated in the general strike, would be considered based on their performance.
MLC Mohan Reddy also participated in the talks. (INN)
Govt to take Facebook’s help to make schemes people friendly
2011/6/23 16:27:01 Stating that the welfare of the poor, Agriculture, Education, Health and Employment generation are the priority sectors of the state government, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Thursday said that government would constitute a team to work with 'Facebook' to improve the schemes and programmes to be more people-friendly.
The Chief Minister was addressing the gathering in the capacity of the Chief Guest in the “Facebook India day” held at Madhapur.
Quoting the captions wrote on the Pillars of the Facebook building; Be bold—Move fast – Be open– Focus on impact – Build Trust;, Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy said that the Government is following these quotations and focusing on people to whom the programmes are intended to reach.
The Chief Minister said that Education alone can change the lives of the people and remove social barriers and social evils. “The government will provide 15 lakh jobs in the next three years by upgrading the skills of the unemployed youth through special skill development programmes,” Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy stated.
“The Government is very keen on development of the Education sector. During the 'Education Fortnight', the Government is spending Rs 2500 crore on infrastructure to Schools and giving lot of thrust to education and health,” he reminded.
The Government successfully brought back 38,000 school dropouts out of 1.27 lakh during this education fortnight, Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy added.
The Chief Minister appealed to the parents to allow the children to grow on their own. “My aspirations are different from my children. Unless we enjoy the work, we cannot develop”, the Chief Minister commented.
The Chief Minister said that TV, Cell Phone, Computer and Internet have changed the lives very fast, and 6000 High Schools were provided with computers in the state and another 4,000 schools would be provided with the same this year.
“All Government Schools will also be provided computers in a phased manner,” he stated.
“We have prestigious educational institutions like IIT, BITS Pilani branch, and many more institutions are coming forward to establish their branches in the State”, he added.
Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy said that the State Government is providing Fee reimbursement and scholarships to 27 lakh students without any caste and creed barriers to the tune of Rs 3500 crore per annum.
“Andhra Pradesh is the only State in the country in extending this facility in such a big way. The Government has spent Rs 2800 crore so far and provided free quality medical treatment through Rajiv Arogyasri to 10 lakh poor people,” he added.
The Chief Minister informed that income generation is very important and the government is striving its best through Industry, IT and ITES.
“Andhra Pradesh is the best in Pharma and IT industry,” he reminded.
Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy complimented the 'Facebook' organisation for selecting Hyderabad as their second destination in the world, besides Palo Alto, Dublin and Australia.
“All my family members use ‘Facebook’. I will also try to find out time to operate it’, the Chief Minister promised.
Answering to a query from the gathering, the Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy said that “In politics I am very young, in fact, the second youngest Chief Minister in the country.”
The Government would constitute a team to work with 'Facebook' to improve the Schemes and programmes to be more people-friendly, he further said.
“Ours is a very pro-active Government. Our prime objective is to make Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh as International Destination for investments. We are following transparency in implementing Government Schemes and Programmes. Prestigious “Partnership Summit” in which 1500 world's top industrialists are to participate will be held in Hyderabad and also Bio-diversity Summit of 130 countries selected our State capital and this will be held in October 2012,” Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy reminded.
Minister for IT and Endowments Ponnala Lakshmaiah said that Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh are very advantageous for investments and focus would be given for Animation and digital gaming.
IT and C Secretary Sanjay Jaju, Head of Facebook, Australia Paul Borrud, and Director of Online Operations, Head Office, India Facebook Kirthiga Reddy were also present.(INN)
Science magazine Editor accuses govt of plagiarism, blames graft
2011/7/25 15:49:34 The state government was left red-faced on Monday after the Editor of a science magazine ‘Discovery’ and science books, D Srinivas Reddy alleged that his efforts were plagiarised without a formal word of intimation.
Bringing the plagiarism to the notice of School Education Minister S Sailajanath, the magazine Editor heaped up allegations against officials that his effort to produce science books which were designed to help promote knowledge among the poor rural students was defeated.
“Poor boys can not buy such books and magazines,” said the Editor.
Mr Srinivas Reddy also made it clear that in 2005, a GO was issued that all his science books be bought by the government schools. But the Editor alleged that a former IAS officer had blocked his ‘file’ and sale of his books and that some staff demanded 20 percent commission which he had refused.
Following his refusal to bribe the officials, the science magazine was also stalled from being circulated in the government schools.
Mr Srinivas Reddy told media persons that 70,000 books were printed copying from his books. “The copy is verbatim,” he alleged.
To register his protest, the Editor said that he would even surrender the National Award which was given to him for excellence and also threatened to stop publication of his magazine if justice was not done.
Replying to his allegations, the Minister assured to examine the case within 10 days and take steps to revamp the Committee which selects the books for students.
Stating that the cost of the magazine of Rs 60 was too high to be bought, the Minister appreciated the editor for his contribution. “You must feel proud of the production of the magazine as it was sought by many schools,” said Mr Sailajanath.
The Minister however denied editor’s allegation saying, “it was from a single person without proper basis.”
The Editor was told to send his publication and requisition to the government for fresh examination of the proposal. The Minister said that he would go through the magazine and offer his comments later.(INN)
The JNTU proposes to introduce a new course which would allow the engineering students to obtain a second degree. The new five year course will enable students pursing electronics, mechanical, electrical course etc. as their core subject will now be allowed to complete engineering course in computer science by studying for one more year.
In effect, by spending one more year at the campus, the students can obtain two engineering degrees. The University says that with the rise in the software boom ad the demand for computer science graduates, it would be of immense benefit to the students.
2011/6/25 9:47:56 Girls continued to dominate the boys in the state’s educational sector, this time outperforming the boys in the EDCET-2011 examination conducted for admission to B Ed courses, the results which were released on Saturday.
Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education chairman Jaya Prakash Rao, releasing the results on Saturday, said that 98 percent of the students who took the EDCET-2011, cleared it.
Releasing the EDCET-2011 results at the Conference Hall of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education, Masab Tank, Prof Prakash Rao said that 1,04,866 girls students and 87,523 boys cleared the test out of the 1,97,420 who took the examination.
The EDCET-2011 was conducted by the Osmania University.
Prof Prakash Rao reminded that 65,000 seats would be available for the students across the state in 616 colleges and added that counselling for the B Ed courses would be held from the third week of July.
According to sources, the demand for the course has increased with the state government conducting massive recruitments for the Secondary Grade and Primary Grade teacher’s posts.(INN)
2007/12/12 13:04:35 The mid-day meals scheme that is now being implemented in schools will soon be extended to colleges too. The government wants to increase the attendance in colleges and also make sure that students do well in the exams.
The government will implement the mid-day scheme on a pilot basis in 65 colleges in rural areas. Apart from meals, snacks will also be provided to the students in the evening.
Clear air on fee reimbursement: Ex BC panel member to Botsa
2011/7/27 17:50:17 Former member of AP Backward Class Commission Vakula Bharanam Krishnamohan Rao on Wednesday appealed to Pradesh Congress Committee president Botsa Satyanarayana to use his office for clearing doubts among students by issuing a clarification from the government on the fee reimbursement scheme.
In a statement issued to the media, Mr Krishnamohan Rao said the government has mentioned that students from SC/ST/BC/EBC/handicapped/minority with income below Rs 1 lakh are eligible to get scholarship.
However, the notification not mentioned any word about reimbursement of fee to college managements, the former BC Commission member pointed out.
Though the BC students unions have demanded that the government issue a clarification in this regard, the students have not received any response so far, he further said.
With counselling for EAMCET courses set to begin from July 28, Mr Krishnamohan Rao appealed to the PCC chief to use his office for issuing a clarification from the government on reimbursement of fee and help the students to pursue higher education.(INN)