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Adikavi Nannaya University to focus on geoinformatics

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AIMING HIGH: Andhra University Vice-Chancellor and Adikavi Nannaiah University in-charge Vice Chancellor L. Venugopal Reddy and OSD of the new university C. Ratnam at a press conference in Rajahmundry on Tuesday. Photo: S. Rambabu
AIMING HIGH: Andhra University Vice-Chancellor and Adikavi Nannaiah University in-charge Vice Chancellor L. Venugopal Reddy and OSD of the new university C. Ratnam at a press conference in Rajahmundry on Tuesday. Photo: S. Rambabu

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It is a multi-disciplinary programme, says VC

Entrance test for four courses will be held on July 23 Meet to be held on July 5 to finalise land acquisition and other issues

Rajahmundry: Adikavi Nannaya University in-charge and Vice-Chancellor L. Venugopala Reddy has said that the new university is going to focus on M.Sc, (geoinformatics) along with M.A. (soft skills) in this academic year.

Multi-disciplinary

Addressing press conference here on Tuesday evening along with Officer on Special Duty Professor C. Ratnam, he said that the geoinformatics course is a multi-disciplinary programme, which includes courses in computer applications, cartography, numerical analysis, database management system, remote sensing photogrammetry, digital image analysis and geographic information system. He explained that the course is having much more demand in public as well as private sector, particularly Multi National Companies. He said that many public sector organizations like ISRO, NRSA, National Informatics Centre and other governmental departments like urban development authorities and municipal bodies. He mentioned that the percentage of job share had been more than other science P.G. courses and had been engaging the geoinformatic graduates in planning tasks and administration of comprehensive spatial databases.

He said MCA and region specific courses in MSc-organic chemistry, MSc-zoology with aquaculture would also be introduced in the first academic year. He said that the entrance for the four courses will be held on July 23 . According to VC, they received 304 applications for organic chemistry, 66 for zoology, 50 for M.A. English and only 15 for MSc geoinformatics.


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