The State government on Thursday issued orders transferring the Post Graduate Centre, at Kavali, which was under Sri Venkateswara University (SVU) to Vikrama Simhapuri University (VSU).

Disclosing this to the newsmen at a press conference here on Thursday, VSU Vice-Chancellor C.R. Visweswara Rao said the Higher Education Department gave orders transferring the PG Centre, which is offering about twelve courses, including five regular courses.

The PG Centre established in the year 1978, in about 79 acres in the district is also offering M.Phil and PhD courses and the staff published nearly 1000 research papers and 25 books, said Mr.Rao.

VSU Registrar V.Narayana Reddy said the transfer of the post graduate centre will help for effective functioning of the new unversity and thanked the government for handing over the PG College. About 850 students are there in the centre of which 400 students were provided hostel facility.

Recently, the government gave orders giving affiliating status for VSU and about 126 colleges including PG, professional, degree, B.Ed, law and an oriental college came under VSU purview and the new GO (of transferring PG Centre) will give eligibility for 12 (B) for getting UGC grants for the new university.

The merging of the PG centre with VSU will help for inter-linkage of courses which will enhance job opportunities for students, said the registrar.

VSU College Development Council Dean T.Sudha and others participated in the press conference.