Hyderabad: Two new government degree colleges that have started to impart quality education to students in the Old City, are struggling to meet their aim.The colleges function from private buildings with a handful of lecturers shuttling between both the colleges. Government Degree College, Falaknuma, and Government Degree College, Chanchalguda, were inaugurated hurriedly this academic year.
The department of education has sent a few lectures on deputation to these institutions who conduct classes for three days in a week at each institution. “It is affecting quality of education. The academic schedule prepared by the department specifies the exact number of periods for each class,” said, S.Q. Masood, a social activist from the Old City.
With no new appointments and bureaucratic hurdles, students are at the receiving end. “We are afraid of the first semester results. In the absence of faculties, we had to prepare by ourselves,” said a B.Sc student.
B.A and B.Com Urdu stream have no faculty. “There are hardly any lecturers for the Urdu stream. The government introduced Urdu in view of several Urdu medium institutions in the Old City,” said Syed Shamshuddin, a parent.
These institutions also face space crunch. The GDC Falaknuma with 260 students functions from four rooms; and the situation is almost similar in GDC Chanchalguda.
Akbaruddin Owaisi, AIMIM leader, visited the institutions recently and assured of help. He assured to renovate Government Junior College Falaknuma by adding three floors. “The degree college will function in three floors while the junior college will occupy the ground floor,” he said. The management said that they have informed the authorities about the problems....