Educationist Chukka Ramaiah made efforts to make admission into IITs affordable and accessible to the rich and poor students alike, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today said.
He was speaking after releasing a book written by Ramaiah.
The fact that coaching is required to secure a seat in Ramaiah’s institutions is a testimony to the standard of excellence in his institutions, Naidu said.
Ramaiah’s experiences would be a guiding spirit for teachers, he said. There is a need to inculcate a sense of pride among students in speaking in their own mother tongue, he said.
Efforts should be made to see that students respect their teachers and elders, he said. The book by Ramaiah is titled ‘Modati Patham’ (first lesson).
Speaking on the occasion, Telangana Deputy Chief Minister K Srihari said Ramaiah worked to make IITs accessible to all meritorious students. He announced the state government would provide copies of the book to all state libraries, the release said.