ANDHRA PRADESH

Amrita University awaiting nod for Amaravati campus

The establishment of educational institutions of international repute in Amaravati is gaining momentum with universities like the Amrita, VIT and the SRM committing to setting up their campuses in the emerging capital city in the next couple of years.

The VIT University has already invited applications for admissions to its engineering courses at its Amaravati campus while the Amrita University, which comprises more than 60 institutions spread across Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, is raring to foray into Amaravati with the Andhra Pradesh government making an in-principle allotment of 200 acres. The SRM University has also been allotted 200 acres in the capital city.

Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri, president of the Amrita (Vishwa Vidyapeetham) University and chief disciple of Mata Amritanandamayi, told media persons here on Monday that a proposal to establish campus in Amaravati was under the consideration of the Andhra Pradesh government.

“We are prepared to take up the prestigious project as and when the government issues necessary clearances.

“It will be implemented in a phased manner and comprise courses across the spectrum, engineering to medical and arts and sciences,” he said.

Meanwhile, according to reliable sources, the foundation for the campus at Amaravati is likely to be laid in February and Mata Amritanandamayi is expected to be present for the event as per Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s wish.

Representatives of the Amrita University are scheduled to meet the Chief Minister in a few days to give a final shape to its proposals for Amaravati.

Foundation stone laying ceremony of the university likely to be held in February

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