Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday asked Education Minister Kadiyam Srihari about his thoughts on allowing private universities in the State and how an Act in this regard could be brought about. He made the comments while inaugurating Rockwell International School at its new state-of-the-art campus at Kokapet. KCR revealed that he had asked Srihari as to why the State itself could not bring Act regarding private institutions.
He said if such an Act is made, it will allow private players to set up universities in the State which will help lakhs of students. “I have also asked Mahesh Bigala, director IIBIT (ITP Education Group) who invested in Rockwell School, to set up a private university here in Telangana," said KCR. He noted that Mahesh Bigala, from Telangana, had gone to Australia and established a University -- IIBIT (ITP Education Group) in partnership with Federation University -- that has helped 10,000 students graduate so far.
Srihari for his part said that that Chief Minister had in the past asked him to ensure that free education standards be at par with the best of private institutions. “The poor must get high quality education", Srihari quoted KCR as having said.