Telangana soon to establish first-of-its-kind district women’s hostels

A first-of-its-kind district women's hostel is set to open in the State shortly, to encourage more women to pursue higher education. The Pradhan Mantri Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (PM Usha), a centrally supported project, includes 11 district dormitories for women that the Commissionerate of Collegiate education has planned to establish.

The State government proposed one district hostel for women in each of the following districts: Karimnagar, Kamareddy, Hanamkonda, Nalgonda, bhadradri Kothagudem, Mahabubnagar, Hyderabad, Khammam, Sangareddy, Rajanna Siricilla, and medchal Malkajgiri. This was discussed during a recent meeting of PM Usha's project approval board with representatives from the Central government.
In addition to having a low GPR, these districts were singled out due to their high proportion of female, ST, SC, and minority students. Each dormitory, which is expected to cost Rs. 10 crore, may house between 150 and 200 female students.

Additionally, the State authorities suggested that the 61 government degree institutions in the State be strengthened, and a plan to improve the academic program and facilities at these colleges was presented, along with a request for Rs. 5 crore.
Additionally, the central government has authorized the multidisciplinary research university component of the PM usha plan to award palamuru university (PU) with Rs. 100 crore. Of the 26 institutions nationwide that were chosen for the award, the PU was the only one in the State.

Additionally, grants of Rs. 20 crores each were given to mahatma gandhi university and Satavahana university to support their academic programs, research and development, and infrastructure.
Plans are being made to apply for awards of this kind for Osmania university, Kakatiya university, and RGUKT, as there is only one university in the state that has been granted Rs. 100 crore. We want to meet with representatives of the central government shortly on this matter," the official stated.

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