Hyderabad:From increasing the green cover to renovating historic Arts College building, Osmania University is set to get a new makeover post-Covid lockdown.

After more than two decades, lakhs of saplings have been planted in the campus as a part of Telanganaku Harithaharam.

LED lights at a cost of Rs 8 lakh have been installed on the campus. Around Rs 3 crores have been allocated for the repairs of the Arts College building.

Spread over one lakh Sqft area, the campus has been set up more than 100 years ago. The Arts College was constructed during Nizam's rule around 80 years ago using limestone. It has been lying in a dilapidated condition. The roof is badly damaged and as a result, the rainwater is seeping into the classrooms. Further, walls, electrical fittings, and furniture are in bad shape.

University registrar Dr. Ch Rajagopal Reddy and Arts College Principal D Ravinder had taken up the issue with the in-charge Vice-Chancellor and the Principal Secretary MAUD Arvind Kumar, who gave instructions for repairs and beautification.

Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority would soon take up the works at the premises.

On the academic side Osmania University Incharge Vice Chancellor Arvind Kumar has initiated long term measures and decided to promote teaching and non-teaching staff, which was pending for quite a long time.

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