The Telangana State Government’s objective of setting up Social Welfare and Tribal Welfare Residential Degree Colleges for Women seems to be yielding desired results with its students proving their mettle by competing in the national level exams conducted by top-notch universities in the country.
At least 13 students from the Social Welfare Degree College and one student from Tribal Welfare Degree College shined in the national level entrance exam conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.
The students not only excelled in the entrance exam, but also emerged victorious in the personal interview. The selected students will pursue postgraduation in courses like Women studies, Natural Resources and Governance, Public Policy and Governance, Education and Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
The TSWREI Society degree college students take pride in making a quantum leap from poor villages to outstanding universities across India. “The remarkable journey of these students from humble family backgrounds to the top-notch higher learning institutions in the country is made possible with the support of the Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao”, said Dr RS Praveen Kumar, Secretary, TSWREIS & TTWREIS.
He further said, “both social and tribal welfare residential degree colleges for women have been liberating marginalized women from early marriages and perpetual dependency. An effort has been made to bridge the gulf between the curriculum and actual job requirements and imparting skills needed for jobs and enterprises”.
Dr Praveen Kumar further remarked that in recent years several students have been joining premier universities like Azim Premji, KREA, Flame and Ashoka, a sign of social and educational transformation in the state of Telangana. Dr Kumar thanked the government of Telangana and ministers for social welfare Koppula Eshwar and tribal welfare minister Satyavathi Rathod for their support to the cause of career progress of marginalized women.