Show Commitment In Action

  • Vijay Sai Reddy confronts about educational institutions of AP
  • YSRCP MP presents numbers during confrontation
  • Suggestion to run the institutions with commitment

New Delhi: YSRCP MP V.Vijay Sai Reddy opined that the educational institutions in AP had to show commitment in their actions rather than just speak. During the discussion on the bill introduced by human resources ministry in Rajya Sabha, Vijay Sai Reddy raised this topic. Showing the required numbers, he confronted the educational institutions, making the members of the house give it a thought.

Vijay Sai Reddy mentioned that 12 lakh students were competing in the national engineering entrance tests every year. But institutions like IIT and NIT would only offer 28,000 seats, making it a very tough competition for the students. In that case, more national engineering institutions should be established to meet the demand, he suggested.

Vijay Sai Reddy stated that teh 13th section of AP Reorganisation Act had mentioned that national educational institutions would be established in AP. But the budget allocated for this purpose was too small, he remarked. He specified that importance of land, buildings, laboratories and systems for the quality of education in the national institutions. But meagre amounts of Rs.40 crore and Rs.1-1.5 crore were being sanctioned for IITs and Central universities respectively, he mentioned. He indicated that it would take Rs.1200-1500 crore for these institutions to properly establish. He questioned how many years it would take for them to take shape with such low allocations.

Along with this, Vijay Sai Reddy also put forth the numbers pertaining to local quota. He mentioned that only 15% of seats were being given in all national institutions to non-local students and that same was the case with seats in medical colleges. He questioned why, in that case, should the institutions in AP offer 50% of seats to non-local students.

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