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Minority institutions firm on their stand

BY Our Staff Reporter

Hyderabad Sept. 17. The meeting convened by the Principal Secretary, Minorities Welfare, Ramlakshman, with managements of minority educational institutions on Wednesday turned out to be a stormy affair with the latter trying to justify their stand. Representatives of minority institutions were stated to have accused the Government of adopting a "partisan" attitude to discredit them.

Nearly 30 managements were represented at the meeting besides the Deputy Registrar of Osmania University, B.Vishnu, the Secretary, Council for Higher Education, Jayaramreddy, and the Additional Secretary, Higher Education, M.A. Quddus. The meeting was convened to look into complaints of admission into MBA/MCA course by some minority colleges before announcement of admission schedule by the Government.

Representatives of three minority institutions -- particulary Shadan Educational Society, Sultanul Uloom and Anwarul Uloom Educational Societies - were stated to have adopted a tough posture and stiffly defended their positions. The Shadan Institute of Management Studies, served a show-cause notice by Osmania University for admitting students before the admission schedule is announced, maintained that the university had no right to question its actions as the competent authority was Commissioner, Technical Education. The institute refused to furnish reply to the show-cause notice, it was said.

The minority institutions further stated that the GO 46 empowered them to fill their seats even before the government counselling began. They were also permitted to collect extra fee as per the Supreme Court judgment, they said.

Mr. Ramlakshman, however, said the minority colleges should follow the rules; otherwise they would be derecognised. He expressed displeasure at the college representatives trying to justify their actions. "You cannot take the Government for granted," he told the minority institutions.

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