Staff Reporter

High-powered panel inspects site for the varsity

The university will function from July

It will function from PG centre

KARIMNAGAR: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajashekhara Reddy will lay the foundation stone for Satavahana university on the outskirts of Karimnagar town between Malkapuram and Chintakunta villages on April 11, according to a tentative programme.

A high-powered committee led by Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE) Chairman K.C. Reddy, Principal Secretary (Education), Asutosh Mishra, and Kakatiya University Vice-Chancellor N. Linga Murthy inspected the site for proposed university on Friday along with Collector Sandeep Kumar Sultania, AP Markfed Chairman Ponnam Prabhakar, Mayor D. Shankar and others.

Earlier, the committee visited the Satavahana PG centre on the shores of LMD reservoir and interacted with officials about the courses offered at the centre. Till the completion of permanent buildings at Malkapuram site, the university will function from the PG centre from July 2008.

Talking to newsmen at the proposed site, Mr. K.C. Reddy said that the university would be established in 200-acre site allotted by the district administration. “We urged the administration to allocate additional 100 acres and the Collector responded positively,” he said.

“This is a good site for the university,” he maintained. He said that the university would begin functioning from the academic year 2008-09 at the Satavahana PG centre. Markfed Chairman Ponnam Prabhakar urged the government to introduce professional courses in the proposed university.