Staff Reporter

Subject to permission from State Council for Higher Education

  • Budgetary estimates for 2007-2008 pegged at Rs.92.36 crore
  • New women's hostel to be built with funds from UGC project

    GUNTUR: Acharya Nagarjuna University will begin new courses in M.Tech (Electronics), M.Sc (Statistics & Informatics), M. Pharmacy and Masters in PE from the coming academic year.

    A five-year integrated P.G. course in Sports Sciences is also likely to commence, subject to permission from the Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education. These were some of the proposals ratified by ANU Academic Senate, which met on the campus on Wednesday.

    The senate also discussed about the proposals to begin a new B.A (Economics) course. University Vice Chancellor V. Balamohandas asked the dean of the faculty of social studies and the chairman of the U.G. Board of Studies to make a detailed presentation on the feasibility of running the course.

    The meeting passed the budgetary estimates for 2007-2008 pegged at Rs.92.36 crore and the revised estimates for 2006-2007 pegged at Rs.83.85 crore, with a surplus of Rs.3.44 crore. It also passed the bills of expenditure incurred under 10th Plan development project of the UGC at Rs.3.70 crore.

    New buildings

    The senate gave the nod for taking up construction of Bommidala Department of Human Resource Management Building, construction of a new administrative block, an open-air auditorium to be christened ANU Kala Vedika and a Hindi Bhavan. A new women's hostel would be built with funds from the UGC special project. Funds had been earmarked for setting up model labs.

    The senate also ratified the proposals made by the Executive Council to start two new City campuses at Vijayawada and Guntur, which would function as nodal centres of the University.

    The senate asked the VC to explore the possibilities of setting up these centres with the University registrar K.Viyyanna Rao, rector Y. Haragopala Reddy and senate members were present.