KCR releases sops for students in behind-the-curve portions

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Hyderabad: On Tuesday, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) showered perks on kids from the underprivileged classes, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, and minorities by providing free education up to class 12. This will help students prepare for competitive exams.

For the current academic year, the Chief Minister ordered authorities to modernise existing government boarding schools (gurukulams) for BCs, SCs, STs, and minorities in preparation for the introduction of Intermediate courses (2022-23). In order to serve all 33 districts, 15 women’s residential degree schools will open their doors this academic year, and 17 more will open their doors the following year.

According to KCR, the state has a higher proportion of people from underdeveloped communities, hence additional residential educational institutions are needed to accommodate growing demand. In addition, KCR announced the creation of 132 new study circles, one for each district’s minorities, Schedule castes, and Schedule tribes.

In order to prepare students for the IAS, IPS, IFS, Group-I, and other competitive exams for Central and state government employment, he also gave instructions to establish organisations named the “All India Services Study Circle of Telangana State.”

The CM met with the relevant ministers and authorities at the Pragathi Bhavan on Tuesday to discuss residential education and skill-development programmes for BCs, SCs, STs, and minorities. He gave instructions to officials to convert study groups maintained by underprivileged communities and minorities into centres for skill development training and employment counselling in order to help them obtain jobs. Study groups, according to him, should assist students in developing the abilities necessary to find employment across a range of industries rather than just preparing them for competitive examinations.