Plan to start Tribal varsity from July: CS

Hyderabad, Jan.11 (NSS): Chief Secretary Dr SK Joshi today instructed the officials concerned to admit 30 students in each of six courses such as BA Hotel Management, BCA, MCA, MBA (Marketing, Packaging with Special reference to Forest Produce), BBA Masters in Tribal Culture.

At a high-level meeting with officials at Secretariat here, Joshi said 30 per cent Super-Numerary seats should be given to local Tribals for the courses and Girijan University to begin the classes from next July.

The Chief Secretary held the review meeting with the officials of Girijan Welfare, Education, Forest, Hyderabad Central University officials on the Girijan University and other departments. He directed to allot Rs 10 crore for land acquisition for the tribal varsity and asked the Collector of Jayashnakar Bhupalapally District to take immediate steps in this regard. The Girijan University has to start the classes at the Youth Training Centre, Jakaram and the Engineering of the Hyderabad Central University has to construct compound wall. The Girijan varsity will help tribal youth develop educationally and tribal people financially.

Tribal culture programs have to be taken up at the forest land to be used for the varsity and form a varsity committee with principal secretaries of higher education, tribal welfare and forest departments. He sought release of Rs 10 crore to Jayashanker Bhupalapally District Collector to acquire suitable forest land.

Special Secretary, Education, Ajay Mishra, Secretary, Girijan Welfare Benhur Mahesh Datt Ekka, Commissioner Christina Chongthu, Jayashankar Bhupalpalli Collector Rasam Venkateshwarlu, Additional PCCF Raghuveer, Tribal Welfare Additional Director Sarveshwar Reddy, ITDA Eturum Nagaram, Chakradhar Rao, PO, Professor Rajashekhar, Hyderabad Central University, CPWD and other officials were present.  (NSS)

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