The Samaikyandhra Vidyarthi Joint Action Committee (SVJAC) on Sunday urged Chief Minister N.Kiran Kumar Reddy to sanction permission for setting up of a university in Prakasam district.

SVJAC State co-convenor Rayapatti Jagadeesh said the Chief Minister had promised to favourably consider the demand during his visit to Kanigiri last year.

MPs and MLAs from the district should impress upon the Chief Minister during his three-day Indiramma Baata from October 9 to concede the long-felt demand of the people in the district, City Co-convenor A.Manikanta said.