Telugu university in catch-22 situation

Published on May 01, 2015 09:14:59 AM
The functioning of Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University is likely to come to a standstill if decisions pertaining to admissions are not taken in the next 30 days.The confusion began as the university, which is enlisted under 10th schedule of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act 2014, is yet to release the notification for admissions.

Even after bifurcation, the issue of admissions into the university could become a bone of contention for both the states as it is the only Telugu university in the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh.

The university was established to function as a central organization for teaching and research in language and y and culture of the Telugu speaking people. In a recent move, the State government has appointed former vice chancellor E Siva Reddy as the in-charge VC.

The university has a sanctioned strength of 115 teachers, out of which 65 posts are vacant. On the other hand, the sanctioned non-teaching posts are 70, out of which 20 are vacant. Among the teaching staff, only 24 belong to Telangana and 26 belong to Andhra Pradesh.

The division of employees could also result in friction between both the States. There are five campuses of Telugu University; Lalita Kalathoranam in Hyderabad, Nannaya Pranganam in Rajahmundry, Palkuriki Somanatha Pranganam in Srisailam, Potana Pranganam in Warangal and Shri Siddhendra Yogi Pranganam in Kuchipudi (Krishna district). The future of these campuses are also hanging in the air.