HYDERABAD: All government junior colleges will have their own buildings by the end of this academic year, Kadiyam Srihari, deputy chief minister and education minister said here on Saturday.
The government is planning to build new buildings for junior colleges which are functioning from rented buildings at a cost of Rs 144.75 crore.The State Board of Intermediate has identified 70 such colleges which are operating from rented buildings.
The minister promised to provide them land to construct new buildings. He has already directed the district collectors to identify suitable land and hand it over to the Intermediate Board.
Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, Srihari said all 402 government junior colleges in the state will have well-equipped labs, kitchen sheds and uninterrupted power supply by the end of this academic year. Under the ‘Swachh Telangana’ drive, all government schools and colleges will have proper sanitation facilities within a year, he assured. The government has so far sanctioned Rs 17.30 crore to build new toilets in 177 junior colleges, he said.
Listing out other development plans, he said that classrooms would be built in 69 colleges and compound wall would be constructed in 33 colleges at a cost of Rs 50 crore from Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF).
These activities will be supervised by the district committees headed by district Collectors, he said. The state government has sanctioned Rs 144.75 crore for all the proposed activities and asked the officials to completed the work within 12 months. Talking about private junior colleges, the education minister said so far no decision has been taken on allowing new colleges.