It seems like the Government of Telangana is in favour of setting up more higher education institutes with an aim to provide a wide range of educational opportunities to students. As a part of its objective, the state government of Telangana is inviting applications from various organizations/ associations or trusts for setting up private universities. The state government has also issued the guidelines paving the way for setting up private universities in the state.
On August 20, 2019, the Telangana government issued an order stating that interested bodies can download the application form seeking approval for the establishment of private universities from the official website of Telangana State Council for Higher Education (TSCHE).
Organizations/ bodies, which are interested in setting up private universities in Telangana must fill the application form, prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) and submit the same to the Secretary of Higher Education Department (Telangana). The approval will be given only after the thorough scrutiny of the application form and DPR.
As per the official guidelines issued by TSCHE, trusts/ societies/ organizations interested in setting up private universities in Telangana should have at least 20 acres of land within the HMDA (Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority) limits. If the organizations have land outside the HMDA, then the minimum limit is 30 acres. All other details regarding the administrative and academic building of the universities should be mentioned in DPR.
TSCHE has formed a committee to scrutinize the applications submitted by the interested societies/ organizations for setting up the private universities. Eminent academicians from universities and education department are the members of the committee.
At present, there are seven state universities in Telangana, and the number of private universities in the state is quite less. With the latest approval, the number of private higher learning institutes in Telangana is expected to increase.
With the establishment of new private universities in Telangana, students can expect a wide range of new-age courses in different fields such as science, engineering, technology, arts and humanities, management, hotel management etc. On the other hand, there will be more options for students in terms of selecting the right institute for higher studies.
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