Buildings to be ready in two years, says Erasu Pratap Reddy

Minister for Law and Courts Erasu Pratap Reddy laid the foundation stone for the Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University buildings at Atakapalle in Sabbavaram mandal near here on Thursday.

The university is being established in the sprawling 15.7 acres at an estimated cost of Rs.77.7 crore.

The Law Ministry has released Rs.10 crore for immediately starting the works.

Addressing law students and other participants on the occasion, Mr. Pratap Reddy assured that the law university would be one among the top universities in the country with highest academic standards.

He asked the student fraternity to derive maximum mileage out of the prestigious university.

The Law Minister said it was heartening to note that the university was named after Damodaram Sanjivayya, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, who was a law graduate hailing from Kurnool.

]The Law Minister, who is a law graduate too, said his father Erasu Ayyapu Reddy too served as Law Minister.

The Minister assured that the university building works, including an academic block, administrative block, boys and girls’ hostels, and a canteen, would be completed in two years. He said there would not be any dearth of funds for the project.

Minister for Infrastructure Ganta Sreenivasa Rao said all top leaders in the country, including freedom fighters, were law graduates.

He described the university project as the most prestigious one in the country with assured high academic standards.

Vice-Chancellor Bhagawath Kumar said the university presently located in MVP Colony started with 56 students in 2008 and currently has 300 students from 16 States.

The university buildings would have infrastructure to accommodate 700 students.

Pendurthi MLA P. Ramesh chaired the foundation laying ceremony.

Among those who present included Chancellor A. Lakshminath, Registrar P. Sudhakar, and Bheemunipatnam MLA M. Sreenivasa Rao.