Nirmal: Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari on Saturday ruled out any postponement of teachers’ recruitment test in the State. He was addressing the third convocation of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGKUT-Basar) at the temple town here on Saturday.
“On the one hand, the opposition parties including Congress complain that the government was not filling up vacancies. On the other, they are the ones who have been repeatedly disrupting the recruitment process,” Srihari said.
“Political parties and their leaders, who were lamenting over the creation of jobs to unemployed youth, are obstructing the process of filling of posts by the State. All norms are being followed while issuing notifications. But, certain persons are approaching courts hoping that the Teachers Recruitment Test will be disrupted,” Srihari said. He called on the student community not to trust those who indulge in such acts. Srihari, who also holds the Education portfolio, said that State government was making efforts to improve quality of engineering education and was raising standards of the faculty by taking a slew of measures.
Director of IIIT-Hyderabad, Prof U B Desai delivered the convocation address. Dr A Ashok, Vice-Chancellor of the varsity was present. Speaking on the occasion, Srihari asked the authorities and faculty members of the university to help students of the institution to improve their academic performance and thus draw the attention of the country to the institution. Students should be molded in a way that companies and recruiters show interest to recruit the university’s graduates, he said.
The Minister asserted that the government was trying to increase standards in the education of engineering. “The number of seats of this course was pruned to 98,000 from 1.75 lakh. Efforts are on to reduce the seats. Telangana needs barely 50,000 seats. Steps are being taken help students compete in national and international arenas,” he said. Srihari slammed Congress party’s State president Uttam Kumar Reddy for criticising the quality of engineering education.
In fact, the Congress-led government was responsible for declining standards in the field. It is unfortunate to see those, who spoiled the quality, commenting on it. The TRS-led government is trying to bring in reforms, he said.
The Minister claimed that Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had granted Rs 420 for strengthening universities of the State. Permissions were accorded to fill 1,551 posts in several universities. He assured that government would not interfere in the process of recruitments and appoint a permanent VC to RGUKT-Basar, soon.