Hyderabad, Jul 29 : Telangana Education Secretary Dr B Janardhan Reddy has said that the state government is spending 15,000 crore on education per annum.
Speaking at the first Telangana Distinguished Lecture Series (TDLS) organized by Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) here on Monday, Dr Reddy said that it is the only beginning and will go a long way in improving the image and perception of Telangana State and also education sector.
He said that the state has 72 lakh students in various institutions including government and private. Of them, about 60 lakh students are in school level ( upto 10th class) , 10 lakh students in Intermediate level and rest of them are graduates, post graduates, engineering and in among other courses.
He said, on average Rs 15,000 was being spent on every student in government institutions and Rs one lakh on Residential school student per annum.
Stating that the state has maximum percentage of students in Residential Schools, Dr Reddy said about 4.5 lakh students are studying in various Residential Schools and 28 lakh students in government schools.
He said the enrollment of students was also almost 100 per cent and added that parents also intentded to send their wards to study.
Telangana Chief Advisor Dr Rajiv Sharma, IAS (Retd) elaborated Telangana government’s achievements during the last five years.
Later, Prof Jagdish N Sheth, Charles H Kellstadt Distinguished Professor of Marketing Goizueta Business School, Emory University, USA delivered a talk on “Repositioning of India’s Higher Education” and delivered a lecture on the topic “India in the New World Order: Opportunities”.
TSCHE Chairman Prof T Papi Reddy, TSCHE Vice-Chairman Prof R Limbadri, several educational experts, intellectuals and among others took part in the programme.