Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the authorities not to be biased in the recruitment of teaching staff in universities and emphasised a fair recruitment process ensuring quality as well as high standards.
During the review meeting on Higher Education here on Monday, the Chief Minister instructed the officials to recruit teaching staff in all the vacant posts in Universities maintaining a standard benchmark. He said that Universities should suggest the best practices to be followed for the efficient functioning of Village, Ward Secretariats, RBKs and Village Clinics along with bringing transparency in Sub-Registrar and Town Planning Departments. He suggested recording the best faculty classes in universities, subject wise and uploading them online, as the videos would be useful for students.
Asserting that education is the only asset that can be given to the children, he said that asset should be ‘quality education’ and stressed on the need to upgrade the curriculum for providing quality education to the students, especially focussing on job creation. He stated that certified courses should also be part of the curriculum and told the authorities to provide bilingual textbooks in English and Telugu, to build confidence among students. He said that integrated training should be given by organisations like Microsoft, to improve the job opportunities, where the student must be able to get a placement before leaving the university. There should be a compulsory apprenticeship and the government is also bringing a Skill Development Center in every constituency.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the authorities to aim for achieving 70 percent GER ratio by 2025 and expressed faith that it can be achieved with the implementation of schemes like Vidya Deevena and Vasati Deevena. He said that all the universities should be upgraded to national standards by following a proper action plan. He stated that the government is duly crediting the fee reimbursement directly once in every three months, without any lapses and said that it is even applicable to students studying in government colleges.