Deeksha at Osmania for release of fee dues
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Hyderabad: The Telangana Vidyardhi Vedika has organized ‘deeksha’ with hundreds of post-graduate students for release of fee reimbursement and mess charges, in the premises of Arts College, Osmania University campus, Hyderabad.
Mohd. Ali Shabbir, Leader of Opposition, Telangana Legislative Council, inaugurated the deeksha. Addressing the student gathering, he said the entire education system in the state has spoiled. Even after completion of two years of formation of the government, it is not able to appoint the vice chancellor to the university.
The Congress leader said, earlier there were around 1,90,000 engineering seats, which came down to only 54,000 seats, and nearly 120 engineering colleges have been closed down. Shabbir Ali said that the students were optimistic and were under the impression that if Telangana State is formed their future will be bright.
But unfortunately the students were left with disappointment. They thought that the government under Bangaru Telangana would provide them laptops. Instead, they got placards in their hands and are on the road fighting for their rights.
Students who have completed their graduation are not getting the certificates, even after two years, as the fee reimbursement amount has not been released by the government to the rrespective colleges, Shabbir Ali said. Because of this, students are not able to go for higher studies or abroad for studies or jobs.
He said universities are most neglected by the Telangana Government. The Chief Minister instead of concentrating on providing new technology in the education system, buildings, modern infrastructure etc., he is focusing his attention on construction of a new Secretariat building.
Ali Shabbir demanded the Chief Minister to release the fee reimbursement dues and mess charges immediately. He also wanted the mess charges increased to Rs. 2000 per student immediately.