Only unmarried women in the state would be eligible to pursue education in the social welfare residential women’s colleges: Telangana government
A strange directive that has taken from the Telangana government, only unmarried women would be eligible to pursue education in social welfare residential women’s colleges in the state.
A notification from the Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS) inviting the applications for admissions into the residential degree colleges says, “Applications are invited from Women (unmarried) candidates who have scored a minimum of 40 percentage of marks in intermediate and desire to appear for Entrance Test will be conducted as on 16.04.2017 by and for admission in B.A/ B.Com/ B.Sc 1st Year Degree/ Semester wise English Medium Courses for the Academic Year 2017-18.”
- College officials claim that the directive has been issued to ensure that the women are not distracted when their husbands visit college premises.
- However, officials say while they don’t encourage the admission of married women but they won’t bar them if they approach college authorities.
- Over 4,000 women are already studying in these hostels.
- There are 23 residential degree colleges for women with each having an intake capacity of 280 students per year.
- The rule has been in place for a year.