Andhra Pradesh: As per the government’s new rule, only unmarried women can study at Telangana’s social welfare residential colleges. A state official, Venkat Raju, on Wednesday has said that they have implemented this rule because students are getting distracted when the husbands of married women at the college visit them frequently.
Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS) content manager Raju said that there is every possibility of husbands visiting their wives weekly once or in a fortnight and they do not want any kind of distraction among students. The rule has been in place for around a year.
The prospectus available on the TSWREIS website for candidates seeking admission into the first year degree course for 2017-18 says, “Applications are invited only from women (unmarried) candidates”. It further says, “Married women candidates will not be considered for admission in to 1st year Degree courses.”
As many as 23 residential degree colleges for women, with a capacity of taking 280 students per year, are present in Telangana. Each college provides free education, accommodation and food for its students.