Putting an end to all controversies and criticism, the IT minister Mr KTR visited the IIIT at Basar and had an interactive session with the students who are up in arms in the recent past.
The students who took to roads complaining about the poor quality of food and infrastructure listened in rapt attention as the minister went on addressing them today. Accompanied by Education minister Sabitha Indra Reddy and others, Mr KTR visited the campus. Promising every support to the institution, the minister said the chief minister Mr KCR was very much concerned with the development of the IIIT, Basar.
“The state government will provide all the necessary facilities, be it toilets, canteen, upgraded classrooms, laboratories and what not. We will also give laptops to every student,” he said. However, the students inculcate a sense of belongingness and should take responsibility in maintaining everything on the campus. “Our effort is to ensure that every student passing out of this institute should get a job,” he said.
The minister said the students should rather focus on jobs and should think of becoming job providers themselves. The state government is giving top priority to innovation. Innovation is something that students cannot understand. The state government will encourage students in that direction as well. The minister promised to visit the institute again in November by which time all the necessary infrastructure will be in place, he said.
By his visit, Mr KTR showed what leadership is, as visiting an institute that is embroiled in controversy very frequently is no easy task. But he made it very simple and straight.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao