The Koti Women’s College in Telangana is now going to be the first all-women university in the state. The college is currently affiliated with Osmania University, which is accredited by NAAC.
K Chandrasekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana, approved the proposal to convert the college into a university in 2018. It will be converted into a university by 2022-2023.
The college, according to the government, has all the necessary facilities and is ready to become a full-fledged women’s university. The principal of Koti women’s college says that about four years ago, a budget of 37 crores was sanctioned for the establishment of the university. The budget is likely to rise to 100 crores now.
Education Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy met with the technical department of the college and representatives from Telangana’s state council for higher education (TSCHE). Sabitha has asked officials to establish a college council that will examine all the necessary changes and report as soon as possible. She also asked the officials to develop women-centric courses for the proposed university at the meeting.
“We have to find out details about the courses, faculty members, student accommodation and infrastructure. Once we submit the report to the education ministry after speaking to all the stakeholders, the same shall be considered to pass an Act in the state assembly” said R Limbadri, TSCHE chairman.
A proposal will be presented at the next cabinet meeting, and it is anticipated that the bill will be passed during the state legislature’s budget session. After the Bill is passed, the university will be able to approach central agencies for funds.
At present, the women’s college has 4000 students. It has 19 undergraduate courses under 29 departments and 20 postgraduate courses under 17 departments. The college also offers some certificate courses and some self-funded courses. The numbers will increase after the university is established.