The All-India Council for Technical Education has accorded approval for the five-year integrated courses of Andhra University College of Engineering (A) from this year.

The self-financed courses that got the approval are: electronics and communications engineering, electrical and electronics, civil, software and computer systems and networking engineering.

The courses were launched in 2008-09.

Disclosing this at a press conference here on Tuesday, AUCE Principal G.S.N. Raju said the college now proposed to introduce course in metallurgy, chemical engineering and instrumentation technology from the next academic year.

The second phase of counselling for this academic year would be resumed soon. Admissions are based on AUCET.

On the improvement of amenities, he said the Wi-Fi connectivity was now extended to all hostels, a lift will be provided to the second floor to help the physically challenged and reverse osmosis plants set up to provide better quality of water.

TEQUIP project

Dr. Raju said the college had been chosen for the phase II of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) funded by the World Bank for post-graduate courses and research. The Rs.12.5 crore, three-year project will enable the college send its staff for training within the country and abroad.

The college had already completed the phase I for TEQIP for undergraduate courses and laboratories.

Award

Dr. Raju said AUCE was selected as the “Best Government Engineering College in India” by ABP TV news channel. He will receive the award on June 30 in Mumbai. The panel was led by NASSCOM Chairman and reputed professionals. The college was selected for the award in recognition of its leadership development in college, industry interface, making innovation in marketing, among other things.

The college also received 10 projects worth Rs. 3 crore towards research and development and consultancy services. AUCE Vice-Principal Ch. V. Ramachandra Murthy participated.