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KCR giving undue favour to engineering colleges run by TRS leaders, claims CPI; demands inquiry

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The CPI on Wednesday alleged that Chief Minister K was giving undue favour to engineering colleges run by some party leaders and this has resulted in a fall in the number of students in state-approved universities.

The party also demanded a judicial inquiry in the matter.

K Narayana claimed that during 2014-15, there were 447 undergraduates and 676 post graduates- approved institutions with 1,80,583 undergraduate seats and 1,28,457 postgraduate seats in universities in the state.

The number, he alleged, has gone down significantly since then.

Narayana further alleged that the total undergraduate seats during 2018-19 in affiliated to various universities have fallen to 94,592 and the total PG seats to about 70,000. About 30 per cent of the UG and PG institutions were closed down due to insisting appointment of faculty for the intake and division without admission, a statement quoting him said.

"KCR's undue favour to engineering colleges run by leaders where affiliations were granted to the colleges affiliated with party without any reduction in intake...," he claimed.

Alleging that the was apathetic towards technical institutions in the state, the said that the government has itself given statements even in the assembly that the engineering colleges are housed in poultry farms, giving a poor impression of such institutes to students.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 22:40 IST