Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR), led by the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) of the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor of the state universities, Govt issued orders to be caretakers of the universities for the respective district collectors, a dispute arose between the parties of the opposition.
While the Congress party vehemently denounced the chief minister’s move to appoint IAS officers as vice-chancellors of eight universities in Telangana, the BJP has also accused the ruling party of ruining the education system and playing with the fate of the students.
“The state government has to appoint regular vice-chancellors at full charge without appointing in-house visas. The chief minister has been handed over to IAS officials without roping in experienced academics,” said Congress leader Gudur Narayana Reddy.
Gudur Narayana Reddy has accused the chief minister of not giving priority to higher education, especially to universities.
The post of Vice-Chancellor at seven universities is vacant till July 24. On the other hand, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (KGUKT) in Basar, Satavahana University in Karimnagar and Mahatma Gandhi University in Nalgonda have been vacant for several months.
“The KCR should begin the process of appointing full-time vice-chancellors instead of recruiting in-charge VCs,” said BJP’s Krishnasagar Rao.
The saffron party alleges that the ruling Pink Party is not serious about the future of Telangana students who are awaiting admission at various central universities.
Talking about recent suicides of intermediate students due to a deficiency in the evaluation system, the BJP has accused the KCR government of systematically destroying the entire education system and that many public schools, colleges, and professional institutes are facing a fund and staff crisis.
Opposition parties allege that most of the posts sanctioned by all state universities are vacant while the government is in a state of slumber, and is concerned about important issues such as demolishing heritage buildings to build a new assembly and secretariat.
Both the BJP and Congress have demanded that the chief minister immediately appoint full-time vice-chancellors in state universities and replace all vacant posts. Both parties have pushed for the release of grants to all universities in Telangana.