Hyderabad: SR University, Warangal, has appointed Dr. G.R.C Reddy, as the first Vice-Chancellor of the varsity. Before the current position, Dr. Reddy served as NIT Calicut and NIT Goa director, NIT, Warangal in-charge director during the period 2005-2017. He was also mentor director of NIT Sikkim, IIIT Kottayam and NIT Andhra Pradesh and Vice-Chancellor of Sharda University.
Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Reddy said, “SRU ranks among the top 160 institutions in India and 5th in Telangana as per NIRF-MHRD. It’s doing commendable work by providing access to quality education to pupils from Tier II & Tier-III regions. I look forward to working with the entire university community to advance the university’s mission and purpose, which are pioneering.”
On Gross Enrolment Ratio, Dr. Reddy said “Government aided universities are not sufficient to achieve Gross Enrolment Ratio. If you want India to compete with the advanced nations, besides government, the role of private players are equally significant. Governments need to encourage private players to impart quality education rather than being mere teaching institutions, with strict monitoring mechanisms.”
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