K M Dayashankar
KTR’s vision transforms Sircilla textile town
JNTU to start from this 2021-2022 academic year with 6 courses
Temporarily functions from Agraharam degree college
Own premises to come up in 88 acres land at a cost of Rs 400 crore
Textile engineering course to be started at JNTU
JNTU Sircilla would be first college to offer Textile engineering in TS
Govt medical college to come up very soon
RAJANNA-SIRCILLA: Sircilla textile, once a barren upland region that hit headlines for the dubious record of the highest number of suicides by the powerloom weavers, has now turned into the most happening place in the Telangana state.
The fortunes of the distressed powerloom weavers have been reversed with the state government placing bulk orders of weaving Bathukamma sarees, school uniforms, Ramzan and Christmas gifts, opening up of apparel parks etc. Now the textile town has come out of the social stigma from the suicides to the most happening textile hub of the new state.
The textile town is about to turn into the education hub in the north Telangana region. Already, the town was having Polytechnic college, Agriculture polytechnic, agriculture degree college, Nursing college, residential schools and colleges, international driving school and now freshly the government is all set to launch the JNTU Hyderabad from the academic year 2021-2022 onwards.
The government had decided to set up JNTU college on a sprawling 88 acres of land between Sardapur and Venkatapur villages on the outskirts of the textile town at a cost of Rs 400 crore. Before the construction and completion of the new buildings, the JNTU authorities have decided to start the college from the academic year 2021-2022 onwards on the government degree college, Agraharam premises.
Initially, the JNTU had planned to start five courses viz, Civil, Mechanical, Electricial, Electronics and Computer Science. Later, it had decided to start the Textile engineering course for the first time in the Telangana state. Presently, the Textile engineering course was being offered by JNTU Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh state. The textile engineering courses were also offered in four other places such as Maharaja Sayajirao University Baroda, College of engineering and technology, Bhubaneshwar, Vaishnav Vidyapeeth University, Indore and PSG Institute of advanced studies, Coimbatore.
The starting of the Textile engineering course at JNTU Sircilla would become the sixth college in the country and first of its kind in Telangana state. The starting of Textile engineering course would benefit the students of pursuing a diploma in textiles in the polytechnic colleges.
On the other hand, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had announced the setting up of a government medical college in Sircilla textile town very soon. During the inauguration of the integrated Collectorate office complex in Sircilla on July 4, the Chief Minister assured to start the medical college within one year.
Thanks to the vision of Minister for IT and Municipal Administration, K Taraka Rama Rao, who also represents the Sircilla textile town, the town had completely transformed in all aspects. The coming up of various educational institutions in Sircilla textile town had transformed the region into an educational hub of north Telangana, the locals say.