The university will have Schools of Commerce and Management, Languages,Sciences, Law and Social Sciences

Telangana University will have ‘school concept’ in the place of colleges in the varsity campus and proposal for this was unanimously approved by its academic senate in its third meeting on Friday.

Introduction of ‘schools concept’ was mandatory as per the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines to get recognition from the Commission under Section 12B, and hence the fledgling varsity had decided to have five schools: School of Commerce and Management; School of Languages; School of Sciences; School of Law; and School of Social Sciences.

That apart, the Senate put its seal of approval on 23 points, including the minutes of the second Academic Senate meeting held in December. It also accepted the varsity annual budget for the year 2013-14.

Budget proposals

Dean, Faculty of Arts, M. Dharma Raj, introduced the budget with an estimated total expenditure of Rs.42.55 crore and total estimated revenue Rs.35.31 crore.

The deficit of Rs.7.23 crore would be filled by additional grant from the UGC and the government. The varsity expects an additional fund of over Rs.15 crore from the UGC this year.

Earlier in his introductory remarks, Vice-Chancellor Mohd. Akbar Ali Khan expressed displeasure at the slow growth of higher education saying that the TU being the rural university was facing teething problems due to lack of infrastructure. “Our main focus is academic quality which is undoubtedly improving. However, quantity is also important and there is no confrontation between quality and quantity as far as our varsity is concerned,” he said.

Among other things, the Senate gave its nod to establish an Academic Staff College, Central Library and introduce a research centre at the Govt. Giriraj College as it is one of the premier institutions in the Telangana region with all required facilities for research.

The Senate acclaimed the proposals for the conduct of the first convocation and the 88th annual meeting of Vice-Chancellors on TU campus in the second quarter of 2014.

Prof. Khan presided over the meeting and the new Registrar R. Limbadri welcomed the members.