Hyderabad, February 7
The Telangana government has proposed to set up 119 residential schools for BC students, one in each Assembly constituency, from the next academic year. The government decided to start more gurukuls as part of KG to PG free education policy.
The officials are busy in checking both government and rented buildings for the BC gurukul schools.
As many as 28,560 students would be admitted in the 119 gurukul schools, which will have 5th, 6th and 7th classes. 62 gurukuls for girls and 57 for boys were allotted. Each class will have 80 seats, divided into two sections with 40 students in each section.
The government would allot Rs 169 crore for running the gurukul schools in rented buildings for the next three years. Rs 726 crore per annum will be allotted for new buildings and to provide basic facilities.
BC residential education society officials said that Chief Minister Chandrashekar Rao ordered them to fill up 3,570 teaching and non-teaching posts.
At present there are 23 BC residential schools – 13 boys and 10 girls – across the State. Of this, 19 are junior colleges and one women’s degree college. About 10,241 students are pursuing studies in these 23 BC residential schools. It should be pointed out here that these students are securing better results than those of social welfare schools.