ANDHRA PRADESH

Medak district takes IIT pie, finally

KEEN AND ABLE: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy is all ears to an engineering student during an interaction at JNTU College of Engineering at Pulivendula on Monday.

KEEN AND ABLE: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy is all ears to an engineering student during an interaction at JNTU College of Engineering at Pulivendula on Monday.  



M.V. Subramanyam

Chief Minister announces two JNTU colleges for Karimnagar, Vizianagaram

PULIVENDULA: Setting to rest all speculations, Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy on Monday said that his Government would set up the IIT in Medak district.

Interacting with engineering students of JNTU Engineering College here, Dr. Reddy said that two

JNTU colleges of engineering would be established in Karimnagar and Vizianagaram districts. The Centre sanctioned Rs. 600 crores for the IIT and JNTU colleges under the 11th plan, the Chief Minister stated.

JKCs in arts colleges

Stating that Jawahar Knowledge Centres (JKCs) had been set up in 40 engineering colleges, Dr. Reddy noted that JKCs would come up in arts colleges also. He asked JNTU Vice-Chancellor K. Rajagopal to impart quality education and tap students' talents.

Industry, construction and biotechnology sectors were rapidly growing, he said and promised placement for 50,000 and odd engineering students passing out every year. The Chief Minister enquired with students about accommodation, food and the faculty in the college.

When a student asked the Chief Minister as to what he expected of them, Dr. Reddy said JNTU students should gain academic excellence on a par with those studying in IITs. The Chief Minister later inaugurated an academic block and unveiled a statue of Nehru on the college premises. Prof. Rajagopal said that JNTU would set up a research centre on biotechnology soon.

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