Institutes of Excellence
It is a catastrophe of astronomical proportions and
an acknowledged fact that our present education system is devoid of
the very purpose of education - all round development of the personality
and true knowledge of the purpose of life. Education has become so profitable
a business that quality is lost in the increase of quantity of professional
institutions. Apart from failing to produce civilized human beings of
cultivated manners, character and integrity; our education system has
utterly failed even to produce the professionals of the knowledge worker
age. As a result society has suffered in general; and the present generation
in particular. The community has suffered the greatest loss - we are
the most backward of all the backward communities in India.
During our scholarships and educational aid programmes
in the past sixteen years our experience has proved that our community
produces many uncelebrated academic toppers at mandal level, district
level, and state level each year. Coming from the rural fringes of Andhra
Pradesh; and living under thatched roofs and in mud huts they are the
poorest of the poor from our community. In a polarized socio-cultural
landscape where the winds of hatred blow they have nowhere to go and
no door to knock on. They are identified, encouraged, and honoured by
us as the "Gems of the Nation." They score more than 90% in
WHY WE NEED AN INSTITUTE OF EXCELLENCE
It has been observed that many of these toppers end
up taking admissions in the existing private colleges in the nearby
villages for their 2-year intermediate course. Most of these colleges
are business oriented and their sole aim is to make profit out of this
education industry. Since students have little choice, they take admissions
in such colleges where the quality of education is very poor.
Students who have scored above 95% are being targeted
by some corporate colleges with the promise of fee exemption. The only
objective of these corporate colleges is to use these brilliant students
for fetching top ranks in entrance examinations. The entire curriculum,
training, and academic focus of these colleges revolve on this single
point. As a result, there are, absolutely, no efforts invested in developing
soft skills; and the overall personality development of the student.
In this rat race of competition, the opportunity of polishing these
'gems' is completely ignored. Adding insult to the injury, these corporate
colleges are again found to be exorbitantly collecting full fee in the
2nd year even from these merit students which they have to borrow on
heavy rate of interest.
Hence, to change the above system followed by these
corporate colleges we propose an alternative paradigm of education:
education of excellence and innovation rooted in human values; and overall
personality development of the student. A residential campus where character
and integrity is nurtured; and leaders of tomorrow are trained.
Observing the above facts, it is envisaged that an
Institute of Excellence on the outlines of the Rajiv Gandhi IIIT (which
has brought wonderful change in the students, all from village background);
without any discrimination of cast, creed, or religion; be established
to cater to the needs of these "Gems of the Nation," Insha-Allah.
The institute will impart almost free education in an excellent residential
setting where they are delivered the best in education.
In such an arrangement, students would be available
for at least 12 hours of focussed and intensive coaching, along with
regular courses of intermediate education. They would also be sensitized
with the eternal and universal principles, human values, and orientation
during this period of two years; so that they cherish the desire of
becoming informed leaders of tomorrow on joining and graduating from
the premier institutions of the country like IITs, BITS, IIScs.; and
campus colleges of other prestigious institutes. As most of the students
would be handpicked and intelligent, they would be capable of becoming
the torch bearers of the nation.
" To contribute to social reform and economic prosperity through
educational excellence rooted in human values".
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
- To target talented students with remarkable academic performance.
- To provide focussed training in a residential programme aimed at
achieving admissions into the premier institutes of excellence in the
- To facilitate skill development and entrepreneurship development.
- To facilitate an ideal and value based culture in the campus.
- To facilitate self-discovery, character building, and leadership
- To ensure excellence in soft skills; and employable skills in every
- To aggressively prepare students for the task of nation building;
and becoming the torch bearers of the nation once they complete their
The campus would be air conditioned; and would be located
in a secluded and a peaceful place with the best of the surroundings;
and away from the rumbles of the town. It will, Insha-Allah, be called
" Hyderabad Knowledge City."
To cater to the above stipulated courses and other
courses mentioned in the preceding phases it is estimated that about
100 acres of land would be required. The entire campus would be single
storey with well planned green buildings.
PHASE - I
1. Intermediate College of Excellence.
2. Civil Services Exams Coaching Centre.
1. INTERMEDIATE COLLEGE
An intermediate college of excellence for post-SSC
courses would be established for those who have scored above 90% in
their SSC. The college will start classes from the academic year 2011-2012,
This would be a college of academic and human excellence.
Instead of schooling and instruction, the paradigm would be that of
education, mentoring, and participation; instead of mindless competition
it would be that of knowledge exploration and self discovery; instead
of tiresome brooding over in books it would be that of high spirits
and athletic zeal. Education would be redefined and the pedagogy would
be customized to suit our educational ideals. Best faculty would be
absorbed from across the nation to teach in this institute; and would
be given the particular orientation suitable to our educational ideals
and philosophy. Hence the seed of self discovery; and becoming the
torch bearers of the nation would be sown during these two years of
their training in our institute. Where ever they go afterward it is
ensured that they will not be robbed of their innocence and ideals.
Initially, 250 "Gems of the Nation" would be selected. Those
deserving students who could not afford to pay would be sponsored.
A lot of other deserving students from financially well-off families
and NRIs would be charged on par with the other Institutes of Excellence.
2. CIVIL SERVICES EXAMS COACHING CENTER
Presently, GBKCT is facilitating civil services exams
coaching in the prestigious institutes of Andhra Pradesh by sponsoring
ambitious and promising aspirants. The trust provides all the support
services required by these students who come from across the state.
We fund them and we have been constantly motivating them to persevere
in this testing long-term preparation course.
It is envisaged that there would be a fully fledged
Civil Services Exams Coaching Centre in the Institutes of Excellence
campus. An aggressive campaign would be carried out in Andhra Pradesh
and a few other states for spreading awareness. An estimated 100 students
would be selected for the year 2011-2012; and this would be a residential
Best coaching and preparation material would be provided
to the students. There would be a well furnished reading room housing
all of the books, magazines, journals, and the study material required
for the programme. Individual laptops with high-speed internet connectivity
would be provided to these students. For group discussions, symposia,
and seminars they can use the central seminar hall. MoUs would be
signed with other such institutions across the country who are delivering
the training for non-profit purposes; and expertise would be exchanged
mutually for the benefit of these students.
During their year long stay in the campus, the Institute
of Excellence will make it a priority to tap the talent of these serious
and intellectually mature students for the leadership of the community.
Instead of a materialistic worldview of the preparation for the exam,
the institute will try to inculcate a sense of social responsibility
and nation building as an incentive for them to prepare for civil
services. They will be well trained in soft skills and their services
will be utilized for community development; and also for the development
of the institute after the completion of the course.
INFRASTRUCTURE AND INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL
Best faculty with high teaching experience in teaching
the 2-year intermediate course integrated with EAMCET, IIT, IISc, and
BITS entrance exam coaching would be attracted from across the country,
so that the students get best of the teaching. To retain the faculty
very attractive salaries would be paid; and housing facilities would
There would be visiting faculty to the campus from
across the world. This would enable many of the Hyderabadis who have
emigrated to other states, who want to give their services on honorarium
or even free of cost. Faculty from other parts of the world eoulf also
be invited to the institute. There are many such learned persons, and
experienced professionals who have expressed their intention to come
and deliver their services in the campus for 2 to 3 months in a year.
Faculty would be provided with decent family accommodation
free of cost in the campus itself. They can use their own kitchen facilities
if they have families; for bachelors, separate dining facility would
be provided so that they do not have any hassles of cooking food.
The environs of the campus would be that of a resort;
and attractive enough for the residents and visitors. There would be
a Guest House and a few cottages with sufficient number of guest rooms
for the visitors who would like to spend time in the Peace Valley and
study the concept of the Institute of Excellence. Shuttle bus facility
would be provided from Peace Valley to Hyderabad city for the benefit
of the staff, faculty, and the visitors.
The institute will provide education and training of
the highest benchmark possible; the best technology can facilitate,
and with everything (materials, human resources, and equipment) that
money can purchase.
PROVISION FOR THE DISABLED AND PHYSICALLY
The institute will provide equal educational opportunities
for the disabled and physically challenged. The institute will provide
all necessary arrangements; and aids like three-wheel-chairs; manual
wheelchairs; crutches; walking sticks; hearing aids; prosthetic limbs
etc. to accommodate such students. Assistive Technologies (AT) would
be deployed wherever necessary. We already have a very good collaborative
experience with many organizations in this area e.g. Help Handicap of
USA in facilitating support to the physically challenged.
Most of such students would be as bright as any other
best performing student. On many an occasion, our experience has proved
that they are even better than other students in education.
There would be a modern and state-of-the-art Central
Library. The computerized library would be equipped with high-speed
internet and e-resources from across the world; not just pertaining
to their respective courses but also for their general knowledge and
up-to-date information on international affairs. The library would be
made available to them from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
There would be a sophisticated and wi-fi enabled computer
lab with high speed internet, overhead projectors, and other infrastructure
to enable demonstration and training within the computer lab itself.
CONVENTION CENTER/SEMINAR HALL
To host various events, academic seminars and debates
in the campus a designated space with facilities of international standards
would be provided. Apart from the above referred central seminar hall;
there would be separate seminar halls in each of the departments.
Separate provision for Girls Hostel and Boys Hostel with dining facilitates
would be provided to the students in the campus.
GYMNASIUM & SWIMMING POOL
Gymnasia would be provided separately for boys and girls. An indoor
swimming pool would be provided for girl students.
SPORTS & GAMES
Compulsory physical education and fitness training
would be provided for the all round development of a healthy mind in
a healthy body. The campus would have the best facilities for them separately
for boys and girls for sports such as volleyball, football, handball,
hockey, cricket, tennikoit, badminton, and tennis etc. In-door games
like table tennis, shuttle etc. would also be provided.
Qualified and experienced medical staff would be hired
to take care of the students' medical and health requirements. A pharmacy
and required number of ambulances would be dedicated for use in emergencies.
All the staff and students would be trained in first aid and emergencies.
PHASE - II
1. Degree Colleges of Excellence.
2. Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Center
1. DEGREE COLLEGES
The campus could be expanded into a college with
excellence in teaching undergraduate professional courses BBA, BCA,
LLB, BLIS, journalism etc., and traditional degree courses such as
B.A., B.Com., B.Sc. etc.
2. ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT
This is meant for students, particularly, for those
students who have already completed their professional courses such
as; and particularly, engineering, pharmacy, MBA, MCA etc., from outside
colleges. The reason behind this is a Skill Development, Specialization,
and Corporate Training Centre meant to give the final touches to the
professional degrees of the students. The short-term courses taught
here would equip the students with all necessary soft skills (including
spoken English) and other skills required by the industry to the degree
of excellence and specialization. At the same time it can be a venue
of intellectual orientation and overall personality development.
Apart from this, students who are performing the
best in their academics and are poor financially would be selected
from across the state, and may be from outside the state too to get
free training in this Centre of Excellence. Students from well-off
families would also be enrolled for training on payment basis to offset
the subsidy of the poor students. During their stay in the campus
such students will also be sensitized with eternal and universal principles,
human values, and orientation as much as possible as this being a
short term course.
These courses would be of 1-month duration. There
would be about 200 students in each batch. This would also be a completely
residential program within the campus. It is stipulated that around
1000 to 2000 students are trained per year initially.
There would be in-campus selections for these students after they
are fully trained; and made capable of attending any interview by
PHASE - III
Students who have completed undergraduate degree from
our institute will also have the facility of all the postgraduate courses
as well, such as MBA/MCA/M.Sc./MA/M.Com./LLM etc. Their PG courses would
be in a designated campus attached to the main campus with all the facilities
including separate hostel accommodation for boys and girls.
Students would be encouraged to take up research in
those areas in which the institute has achieved specialization; and
possess very good infrastructure and intellectual capital. This would
in turn not only give us further sophistication in that particular area
of knowledge but also would complement to our excellence in teaching
as well. This would provide us excellent, well trained and oriented
faculty for our Institute of Excellence.
A residential school is being planned from 8th class
onwards so that students, who are capable of becoming the torch bearers
of the generation, are selected from across the state. Ultimately, this
school has got to be from pre-primary to high school level so that it
becomes attractive to the faculty to enrol their children into such