High demand for admissions in government schools in Hyderabad’s IT corridor

All thanks to the efforts of the Telangana government to improve facilities in the state-run schools to impart quality education, the seats in government schools in the IT corridor are witnessing huge demand. Initiatives such as ‘Mana Ooru – Mana Badi’ / ‘Mana Basthi – Mana Badi’ have helped in changing the face of the government schools, and resultantly, the number of admissions is seeing a spike in these schools.

The noteworthy aspect is that students from private schools are migrating to government schools in Hyderabad’s IT corridor. Education in English medium, mid-day meals, corporate facilities, free books and uniforms, etc., are attracting parents towards government schools. The admissions in Zilla Parishad High Schools (ZPHS) in Serlingampally, Manikonda, Miyapur, Gachibowli, Madhapur, Kondapur, and Khazaguda have seen a huge demand this year. So is the case with primary and upper primary schools in Serlingampally, Rajendra Nagar and Gandipet mandals.

In 2015, the strength of students in Narsingi ZPHS was 320, now the number rose to 779, and the number of students increased from 550 in 2015 to 1,292 in 2023 in Manikonda. Similarly, the number of new admissions in this academic year in ZPH Schools in Serlingampally, Manikonda, Madhapur, and Miyapur are 350, 331, 300 and 290 respectively.

The overwhelming demand for government schools has led parents to seek recommendations from public representatives, IAS, and IPS officers to secure admission for their children. This unprecedented surge has compelled school authorities to implement screening and baseline tests as part of the admission process. Even corporate professionals and lawyers are choosing these schools for the education of their children because of quality education and impressive academic results.

In addition to digital classes, purified drinking water, and a host of other facilities, some schools are also providing snacks to class 10 students. Such are the standards of the government schools in these areas that parents are flocking to the schools for admissions even after the commencement of the academic year.