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Governor takes serious note of 7 TS varsities not using RUSA funds

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Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan was enraged with seven universities for not utilising the funds earmarked under centrally sponsored Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme.

Hyderabad: Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan was enraged with seven universities for not utilizing the funds earmarked under centrally sponsored Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme. On a complaint received by Raj Bhavan recently, the governor held a meeting with the officials of RUSA and reviewed progress in the scheme. The official informed that the RUSA funds received by seven universities in Telangana State were likely to be lapsed due to non-release of matching grant from the State government.

The seven universities which got the funds are JUTU (Hyderabad), Osmania University (Hyderabad), Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Kakatiya University (Warangal), Telangana University (Nizamabad), Mahatma Gandhi University (Nalgonda) and Palamur University (Mahbubnagar). She directed the Vice-Chancellors’ of seven universities, that are selected to get funds under the central scheme, to take appropriate steps immediately and utilize RUSA funds without any lapse by March 2020. The Governor also directed the university heads to take necessary steps to fill all the vacant faculty positions and to get matching grants from the State government as stipulated under RUSA norms.

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