Amid student protests, OU prof. Dr. Satish Kumar Peddappelli appointed IIIT Basar director

According to the government order, the decision was taken at a meeting held by the state education minister on 15 June. This comes as IIIT Basar students are protesting against the poor quality of education and lack of facilities at the institution.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  16 Jun 2022 12:16 PM GMT
Amid student protests, OU prof. Dr. Satish Kumar Peddappelli appointed IIIT Basar director

Hyderabad: The Telangana government on 16 June announced that Dr. Satish Kumar Peddappelli will be appointed the director of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), also known as IIIT Basar. He is currently a professor of electrical engineering at the University College of Engineering, Osmania University.

Dr. Satish is posted as the director for an initial period of one year.




According to the government order, the decision was taken at a meeting held by the state education minister on 15 June.

This comes as IIIT Basar students are protesting against the poor quality of education and lack of facilities at the institution. They have been protesting for the last two days and Thursday marks their third day of protest.

The students of IIIT Basar are not happy with the government's decision. They said they will not call off the protest until a permanent Vice-Chancellor is appointed. Also, the students insisted that Chief Minister KCR or MAUD minister KTR visit the campus and directly address their issues.

Meanwhile, state education minister Sabitha Indra Reddy on Thursday tweeted, "I request the students of IIIT Basara to withdraw their agitation. The Govt is sympathetic to your demands."

The students of IIIT Basar started protesting on Tuesday against the poor quality of education and lack of facilities at the institution. Considering the various issues that they are facing on the campus, the Students Governing Council (SGC), a students' body that exists to address the issues of students, decided to call a protest on Tuesday in front of the admin building against the college authorities' failure to provide basic facilities. A large number of students joined the protest.

The students have made 12 major demands. They include improving the faculty-student ratio, the quality of food and water; appropriate sports, ICT, library, washroom, and hostel facilities; appointing a permanent Vice-Chancellor, and good teaching staff among others.

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