Expressing concern over low enrolment in higher education in Telangana, Telangana University vice-chancellor Professor Mohammed Akbar Ali Khan emphasised that it was the collective responsibility of the colleges and the university to improve the enrolment ratio in higher educational institutions of Telangana.
Addressing a meeting of all the TU affiliated college representatives, the VC said the enrolment ratio in the region was below 20%, which was far below the recommended ratio of at least 70% by the National Knowledge Commission (NKC).
He said the college managements and academics have a great responsibility towards the community to strive for excellence in higher education. “It is the bounden duty of all of us to ensure the empowerment of rural youth by offering quality education and by preparing the students to face any challenge at the global level competitive market,” he added.
Registrar K Shiva Shankar said that the university would not accept any student enrolment after August 31, the last date for admissions. A total of 78 degree and post-graduate colleges in Adilabad district were recently brought under the affiliation of TU from Kakatiya University. TOI