Most of the cash will go into repair, maintenance, Osmania University.
HYDERABAD: Osmania University is to seek out Rs 400 crore from the state government in money towards their centenary celebrations that kick-off on April 26th this year.
Of this amount, Rs 30 crore will go in the direction of the centenary events which consist of a three-day inaugural program, an international science fair, ethnic and youth festivals, and workshops and seminars which will be lead over the period of a year.
The rest of the total is intended to be used for static activities both on campus and in constituent colleges such as Nizam University, Koti Women’s College, and PG College.
The current infrastructure in these institutes periods backs several decades. Some buildings are dysfunctional and numerous hostels are dilapidated. Plans are being drawn up to build a new administrative building, hostels, and educational blocks for Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology prepared with state-of-the-art laboratories. The repair and makeover of nearly a hundred constructions are also on the cards.
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Besides these, the varsity has decided to establish a Centre for Telangana Studies, a Skill Upgrade Centre, and a Development Centre on campus. The university is also looking to graduates to pitch in and donate generously.
However, alumni wait for the government’s reply. With no word from officers on the release of funds, the alumni are yet to step up, a senior university teacher informed. “It is only three months up until the inauguration, and work to give the institute a makeover has not yet initiated.
Thus it is clear that alumni have not committed funds. However, we confidence to raise a good sum over the next year, and to see the ex-students do their bit,” a former scholar said.