The Centre for Research in Schemes and Policies (CRISP) has made a presentation of the philosophy of CRISP and also presented the outlines of a project prepared for Telangana State named 'Higher Educational Institutions-Standardisation and Transformation for Excellence (HI-STEP) for Telangana'.

Role of CRISP

CRISP has committed to place a highly qualified and motivated team to work along with TSHEC on no-cost basis and to mentor the team, not only for prepared detailed project plans, but also in supporting the State Government for its implementation. It is tentatively proposed that to start operations from 1st June 2023, although for the skill-embedding in higher education work can begin immediately under the guidance of Sri VLVSS Subba Rao IES.

MoU with Telangana

Government of Telangana welcomed the CRISP initiative and a MoU has been signed between both (copy enclosed). Under this, Govt of Telangana would provide working space for the CRISP team, preferably with TSHEC; and would facilitate operation of the HI-STEP project by providing logistics as needed.

Read more.. Minutes-CRISP HI-STEP Project for Telangana Record of Discussion

Action Plan

1. Promoting Excellence (NAAC, NIRF and Course Assessment) :- NAAC : 230 Private Un-Aided Colleges & NIRF : 84 Colleges, NIRF : Workshop, Survey Questionnaire, Target 25 Colleges, NAAC : Guidance Handbook with Worksheet and Rubric

2. Research and Innovation :- Completed contextual analysis, Concept Note for Research under preparation (Sept. 15) ,Institutional Innovation Cells (IICs) status

3. Internationalization :- Existing international collaborations in universities , Preparation of a report on the status of international students in Telangana (underprocess)

4. Teacher Assessment & Training :- Google Survey Form , Piloted with 50 teachers in 03 universities , Identified & listed FDPS offered on SWAYAM

5. Skills & Apprenticeship Embedded Degree Programs (AEDP) :- 73 colleges offering 16 AED Programs after signing of MoUs , Curriculum finalized , Teachers Trained (Retail and Logistics)

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Telangana Team

R. Subrahmanyam

R. Subrahmanyam


Belonging to the Indian Administrative Service 1985 batch, has worked for 37 years covering the entire gamut of the social sector including tribal development, rural development, poverty alleviation, education and social justice. Read more...

Sitaram Janardan Kunte

Sitaram Janardan Kunte


Worked as Spl Chief Secretary Govt of Maharashtra, expertise in formulation, implementation and monitoring of Government policies spanning across various sectors. Read more...

Rama Kondapalli

Rama Kondapalli


Dr.K.Rama is Professor of Practice at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, one of the Central Universities located in Hyderabad. Read more...

Nagesh Babu

Adapureddy Nagesh Babu


Mr. Nagesh Babu is trained in social sciences. He holds a Master's degree in Development Studies from TISS Mumbai.  Read more...




She recently graduated with a master’s in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London.  Read more...