Telangana is slowly losing out on the quality education that it boasted about and used to see students from across the country come down to enroll themselves and later settle in the IT corridor of the city.
The past few years have seen the vice versa happening as the drop in quality of education is leaving a lot of vacant seats in various courses, and instead of seeing people from other states make way into Hyderabad or other districts in the state, the number of local aspirants moving out to different states has been higher. National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) did elaborate research from 2015-2019 and found that 1.34 lakh engineering seats, 8,300 B Pharmacy seats, and more than 33,000 management seats had no takers.
So a state that used to have a mad rush for the above courses now sees many vacancies. Experts have highlighted that Telangana has lost many students because universities and autonomous institutions in the neighboring states attract students to join their colleges.
Experts have also claimed that the deemed to be universities give a lot of importance to modernization in the curriculum, which is not the case in state universities like JNTU or OU. Former Vice-Chancellor of JNTU DN Reddy explained how the state needs to step up its academic trends, and hopefully, this situation can be reversed.