Staff Reporter

NIZAMABAD: Telangana University Registrar K. Shiva Shankar on Monday exhorted the students to join the National Service Scheme in large numbers and serve the nation.

Launching the NSS programme unit in the university at a special function, here, he said that apart from their regular academic studies, the students should also actively take part in social service. NSS essentially helps to inculcate the service motto among students and contributes for national integration.

The Registrar thanked the government for granting five units of the NSS to the university and advised the programme officers to enrol large number of students and engage them in the service activity in order to pay back to the society. Senior faculty member Prof. Dharmender Rao would be the NSS programme coordinator for the university.

As part of the launch, a seminar titled ‘Status of pharmaceutical and chemical industrial and employment opportunities in Telangana’ was organised. Delivering the keynote address, senior scientist D. Sridhar said that the pharma industry was registering a turnover of more than Rs 20,000 crore in the State. Principal S. Limba Goud, noted social activist K. Bal Reddy, vice-principals Aruna, Kanakaiah and a host of other faculty members and students were present.