Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Machilipatnam Gets NEW University

Thursday April 17 2008 14:20 IST

MACHILIPATNAM: An expert committee led by AP State Higher Education council chairman KC Reddy, principal secretary Asutosh Mishra, vice-chancellor of the Acharya Nagarjuna University V Balamohan Das on Wednesday inspected the 100 acre site at Sirivellapalem near Machilipatnam for the proposed Krishna University campus. The committee also visited the National College in Machilipatnam to explore the possibility of setting up the university’s administrative block there.

Panel inspects sites for proposed Krishna University
It will temporarily function from Andhra National College

Committee to submit its report to the government soon.Venue of permanent campus will be announced by the Chief Minister

MACHILIPATNAM: A permanent campus for the proposed Krishna University is likely to come up on a 200-acre site at Tavisapudi near here.

A high-level committee headed by K.C. Reddy, Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Council of Higher Education (APSCHE), and which included Principal Secretary for Higher Education Asutosh Mishra and Acharya Nagarjuna University Vice-Chancellor V. Balamohandas, inspected the site along with another one of 100 acres at Sirivellapalem.

Minister for Animal Husbandry Mandali Buddha Prasad, who has been taking a keen interest in getting a separate university for colleges in the district set up here, district Collector Shailaja Ramaiyer and Joint Collector G. Ramanarayana Reddy accompanied the committee.

Report sought

The committee members later inspected the Andhra Jatiya Kalasala (Andhra National College) campus, and indicated that the university would begin functioning from the beginning of this academic year (2008-09) in one of the blocks of the college temporarily.

Mr. Reddy asked the correspondent of the college to send him a report detailing how many rooms could be spared for housing the administrative offices of the new university.

YSR’s visit

Mr. Buddha Prasad later told The Hindu that the committee would submit its report to the State Government in the next couple of days. The place for the permanent campus of the university and the date on which it would begin functioning from Andhra National College campus would be announced by Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy on April 23 when he comes here to lay the foundation stone for a new port.

Local MLA Perni Venkataramaiah said efforts were being made to have the Chief Minister lay the foundation stone for the university campus on April 23.

He said the ball had been set rolling for the setting up of a university for Krishna district in the wake of the Chief Minister’s assurance to this effect during his visit in October 2006.


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