Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has announced that the academic year for the Engineering Colleges across the state will begin from August 17, 2020, while the final decision for reopening the schools will be taken in the state soon.
The decision was informed through an official release issued from the state chief minister's office which states that a meeting was conducted with the officials at Pragati Bhavan on issues related to the education sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Means were discussed to strengthen the government educational institutions of the state. The decisions which have been taken for the education sector were announced after the meeting was conducted.
The state chief minister also said that the academic year of engineering course will commence from August 17, 2020, and the government will soon be making a decision on the date for reopening the schools in the state and the issues related to examining the centre guidelines, methods adopted by other states.
The chief minister also added that the state government is preparing to combine the entrance exam schedule so that the students will not lose their academic year. The government will also take responsibility for the education of orphans girls studying until class 10 in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya for which a policy decision will be announced shortly.
The state government has also decided to follow the UGC and AICTE guidelines issued for conducting the university examinations for the final year students while the other course students will be promoted to the next term without any exams. The chief minister has also announced a long term strategy being prepared and executed to strengthen the government institutes in the state.
The state chief minister has also urged the administration to conduct workshops on the present situation of government schools, colleges, and other government educational institutions. The workshops must include measures to be taken for making the educational institutions upgrade the standards of education. He has also instructed the officials to conduct a meeting with the educationists and experts for their opinion.