Hyderabad: To improve the quality of education, infrastructure and functioning of self-financed Urdu medium junior colleges in Telangana State, the authorities are actively pursuing the proposal to merge all self-financing Urdu medium institutions into Telangana Minorities Residential Educational Institutions Society (TMREIS).
According to senior officials from Minority Welfare department, on the instruction of Chief Minister, K Chandrashekhar Rao, all details of Urdu medium junior colleges in the State were collated and according to statistics there are 40 colleges which are being managed by semi-government societies.
More than 2,500 students are enrolled in these colleges, but due to perennial shortage of funds, the self-financed institutions don’t have basic facilities and infrastructure.
According to officials, majority of the students in these institutions come from poor background, hence, the Chief Minister had sought a detailed report about them.
The State government has established 206 minority residential schools under the TMREIS within a span of 18 months. The response to the residential schools, which provide free boarding and lodging facilities, has been huge and at present 46,000 students are enrolled in these institutions.
In fact, the TMREIS concept has attracted lot of praise and recently, MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi anticipated that a social reform would happen in the minority community in a decade because of such schools.
Buoyed by the response, the State government is also planning to open junior colleges under the TMREIS.
In the last Assembly session, MIM Floor Leader Akbaruddin Owaisi also raised this issue and urged government to either release special funds or club these self-financing institutions with Minority Welfare department.
He said that on his representation, Chief Minister had sanctioned 69 posts of lecturers for junior colleges and now government is planning to merge such colleges into TMREIS.
The MIM leader said that like SC Residential Education Society, Minority Society also has to introduce the junior and degree colleges.